Tag Archives: crop rotation

Vangilder prepping peanut growers, next generation of Extension agents

andy vangilder

A successful Arkansas economy relies on two essential elements: agriculture and farmers. Unfortunately, fewer young people are choosing to farm, leaving a widening knowledge disparity for those watching over crops. The Cooperative Extension Service has turned that conundrum into an opportunity, tapping Andy Vangilder as an instructor to help growers in the state’s burgeoning peanut fields and serving as a ... Read More »

The 2019 Disease Risk Index

tomato spotted wilt virus on peanuts

In 2018, losses to tomato spotted wilt across the peanut production region of the southeastern United States increased slightly from estimated losses from 2017. Losses associated with spotted wilt were approximately 3 percent in 2017 and 3.5 percent in 2018, though tomato spotted wilt was more severe in some fields than in others. Growers can successfully manage this disease, and ... Read More »

Impact Of Rotation On Yield

galling caused by root knot nematodes

Root-knot nematode is one pest affected by rotation out of peanut. Farmers may have more success growing peanuts if they don’t continuously plant peanuts in the same field, according to Scott Tubbs, University of Georgia Tifton campus’s research cropping system agronomist for peanuts. Tubbs has studied the impact of peanut rotation since 2008. Instead of growing peanuts in a field ... Read More »

Many Uncertainties Remain As Planting Approaches

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has lowered the peanut crop estimate for 2017. The early prediction of 3,819,500 tons may have been possible until the hurricane and late drought caused the peanut crop to shut down. Scientists are still scratching their heads a bit at what caused the fairly significant yield reduction. The final crop estimate was still a record ... Read More »