Peanut Pointers

Peanut Pointers

JOHN P. BEASLEY, JR. University of Georgia Extension Peanut Agronomist Research clearly indicates weed management is most critical the first six weeks after planting. If a field is kept relatively weed free the first six weeks after planting, weeds that emerge after that time are not as likely to cause a yield reduction. However, weeds emerging after the six-week period ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

Although many economists and peanut industry analysts predict a double-digit decrease in acreage, the National Agriculture Statistics Service says, based on their interviews with producers, the industry will only decrease total acreage by four percent in 2011. This information was released in NASS’ annual “Prospective Plantings” report in late March. According to the report, growers intend to plant 1.24 million ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

JOHN BEASLEY University of Georgia Extension Peanut Agronomist The five cultivars that will account for almost 100 percent of the planted acreage in the Southeast in 2011 all have considerably more resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) than Georgia Green. Because of that significantly better level of resistance to TSWV, producers are provided with the flexibility of planting earlier, ... Read More »

Off To A Good Start

Inoculants are one key to achieving vigorous growth and maximum yield. BY AMANDA HUBER Valuable yields are waiting in each peanut seed. The yield potential of each seed is at its maximum when it is put into the ground. Decisions such as crop rotation and field selection help that seed reach its full potential. However, stresses such as disease pressure, ... Read More »

Scouting For Soil Insect Pests

A back-to-the-basics approach to often overlooked, but costly pests. By Dr. Ayanava Majumdar “Dr. A,” Extension entomologist and state sustainable agriculture coordinator, Auburn University; and Rudy Yates, regional Extension agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System The year 2010 was difficult for peanut producers because so many of them were affected by insect pest outbreaks. Although we have new high-producing varieties of ... Read More »