Tag Archives: Disease Management

2016: Runner-Type Varieties

Florida-07: This medium-to-late runner market-type peanut was released from the University of Florida in 2006. It has shown excellent yield potential with good grades. Seed are larger and, for this reason, gypsum is recommended for additional calcium. It has good-to-excellent resistance to tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), some white mold resistance and tolerance to leaf spot. Florida-07 has high-oleic oil ... Read More »

Peanut Variety Guide 2016

Peanut varieties of today have resistance to multiple diseases and can usually yield well even under disease pressure. Because of this resistance, producers are encouraged to plant in April once again in order to make sure the crop is fully mature before cold weather hits. The best variety choice is still one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and ... Read More »

Weed Management

Florida Pusley (Richardia scabra) Florida pusley is a low-growing, annual weed species that appears almost prostrate. It can be effectively controlled only with pre-plant incorporated herbicides. Florida pusley has bright green leaves with a distinctive recessed mid-vein. The stems are very hairy and may have a purplish appearance. The flowers are white with six petals in a star-shaped whorl.   ... Read More »

Virginia Crop: A Mixed Bag

  Be sure moisture can’t get back into stored peanuts and create conditions for mold growth. Editor’s Note: Splits and sprouting are two words no producer wants to hear in relation to a peanut crop. But according to Maria Balota, associate professor of crop physiology from the Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC, 2015 was a most unusual year in Virginia. Her ... Read More »

Consider Scouting Your Peanuts In 2016

By Mark Abney, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist Insect and mite pressure in peanut can vary dramatically from year to year and even from field to field within a year. Each growing season brings with it new challenges; growers in the Southeast will not soon forget the lesser cornstalk borer and two spotted spider mite outbreaks that accompanied hot, dry ... Read More »

PEANUT Rx 2016

In 2015, losses to tomato spotted wilt across the Southeastern production region stabilized and were similar to estimated losses from 2014 at three percent, although it was more severe in some fields than in others. Growers can achieve excellent management of this disease, and other important diseases, using Peanut Rx. This disease risk index can help growers to better understand ... Read More »

Ag Rubber Tracks From Firestone

Firestone Farm Tires, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC announced the addition of Firestone- branded agricultural rubber tracks to the Firestone Farm Tires product portfolio. The introduction of tracks solidifies the company’s commitment to the North American farmer. New Firestone tracks for high-horsepower tracked tractors deliver performance and durability. Notable features of Firestone agricultural rubber tracks include: vulcanized ... Read More »

Inoculant Guide: Planning For 2016

With harvest incomplete and some areas declaring disaster from flooding, the outlook on 2016 is full of too many unknowns. However, peanuts will be planted to meet the robust demand for peanut butter and other peanut products. In many instances, rotation schemes have already dictated how many acres you will be able to plant to peanuts next year. With that ... Read More »

Inoculant Guide: Helping You Grow Smart

Farming may seem to be a solitary occupation, and while producers do spend long hours in the field by themselves, every producer knows there is a team of people he works with to be successful. There is the crop consultant, the Extension agent, the parts dealer, his banker, of course, and the agrichemical retailer, just to name a few. Together ... Read More »

News Briefs

Crop Insurance Update The 2015 crop is the first year that peanut producers could insure their crop with the same options offered for other crops. Peanut revenue insurance options were introduced through the cooperative efforts of AgriLogic Consulting, Georgia Peanut Commission, Western Peanut Growers Association, key industry representatives and the USDA Risk Management Agency. The revenue insurance options allow for ... Read More »