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Ready, Set, March

peanut planting

Growers gear up for planting and hope for fewer hurricanes in 2021. As the 2020 crop fades into the books, growers are preparing for what’s next. For peanuts, that means looking forward with an eye on the past. “We put our peanut planter in the shop the second week of February and started our regular pre-plant cleaning and maintenance program ... Read More »

Cutting Costs, Not Corners

Littleton Wilder Jr.

For the Wilders, peanuts are a generational endeavor. Editor’s Note: Since the interviews were conducted for this article but before it could be published, Lynn Wilder passed away. On behalf of The Peanut Grower, our sincere condolences go out to the Wilder family. We appreciate them allowing us to move forward with the article even in their time of bereavement. ... Read More »

Picture Perfect

kent craft

For early season pest management, this is an investment you can bank on. As the 2019 growing season fades into the past, growers are making key decisions for the upcoming crop. As always, it’s a balancing act between investment and potential return. “It’s always a difficult decision to make,” says Ken Craft, a grower in the Damascus, Georgia. “In the ... Read More »

T hink Inside And Outside T he Box

jerry adams, south carolina crop consultant

It’s that time of year again. Planting is right around the corner. Florence and Michael have come and gone. What’s going to be different this year? When planting time rolls around, calibration is key to getting the most “bang out of the buck.” The first factor that should be considered is something a grower can control, according to experienced crop ... Read More »

Producer Glad For Aldicarb Return

peanuts in a pickup truck

Root-knot nematode is one of the most destructive pests in Georgia peanut production. The problem is further complicated by its wide host range, dwindling control options and particularly challenging management in sandier type soils. “We have problems with several types of nematodes including lesion and ring, but the most problematic is root-knot nematode,” says Tommy Dollar, CEO of Dollar Family ... Read More »

New Briefs

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2017 Crop Value According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, the price of peanuts last season averaged $0.230 per pound, or $460 per ton, 21.6 percent higher than 2016. The value of the 2017 peanut crop at farm level is $1,638,095,000, a 50.5 percent increase from 2016. Harvested peanut acres were up 16 percent. The highest average price was paid ... Read More »