Tag Archives: Disease Management

Twenty-Five Years Of Technological Change

Phenomenal success has been achieved by working together and accepting change. By John Baldwin Retired Professor Emeritus Along with a few others, The Peanut Grower magazine, which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary in circulation, has been an avenue for distributing information to all facets of the peanut industry. Most of us are resistant to change, but in the following ... Read More »

Pest Alert: High Three-Cornered Alfalfa Hopper Activity

From Ayanava Majumdar Extension Entomologist, Auburn University Based on samples collected from peanut research plots in Headland and Fairhope, Ala., three-cornered alfalfa hopper (TCAH) adults can be found in significant numbers. TCAH are one-quarter inch long insects that overwinter as adults or in the egg stage. These insects are native to the United States and they have a very wide ... Read More »

2013 Crop: What To Watch For

Weather conditions drive production practices offering producers a variety of issues to focus on. By Amanda Huber As in many areas of the peanut belt, Maria Balota, assistant professor of crop physiology at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Area Research Center, says that Virginia farmers planted later this year in comparison to the norm because of excessive rain. In fact, in ... Read More »

Pesticide Roundup

ET Broadleaf Herbicide A broadleaf herbicide from Nichino America, ET is now approved for postemergence use in peanuts. ET is also registered on various other crops such as soybean, corn and wheat for preplant burndown and postemergence use. ET brings an alternative chemistry for resistance management against ALS and glyphosate-resistant weed species. In a press release, Nichino America states that ... Read More »

News Briefs

Slow Progress On Farm Bill Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman, Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and House Ag Chairman, Frank Lucas (R-OK), have said they would like to move versions of the Farm Bill this spring. In discussions, the sticking points are the commodity and nutrition programs. Sen. Stabenow says that the ag committee is having difficulties in finding agreement on the commodity ... Read More »

New Products

VRI QuickStart Prescription Valley Irrigation introduces the addition of QuickStart (QS) prescription writing to its Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI) product, allowing growers to customize water applications throughout their field. The Valley VRI Agronomy Team develops the one-time, custom QS prescription based on soil maps, aerial imagery, yield data and other relevant information about the field provided by the grower. When ... Read More »

Strategic Disease Control Is Critical

The challenge to combat disease and maximize profits is on. Last year’s record crop has stocked the market with an ample supply and reduced 2013 contract prices. While the industry will need nearly one million acres planted to peanuts this year, growers must optimize production to capture needed returns and that likely means fine-tuning disease management programs. “Peanut growers will ... Read More »

New Products

New For 2013: JumpStart LCO Novozymes BioAg is expanding its portfolio of biological fertility products with the introduction of new JumpStart LCO, a seed-applied product for use in corn, soybeans and other grain crops. JumpStart LCO is a combination of two proven crop-enhancing technologies: Penicillium bilaii and LCO (lipo-chitooligosaccharide) Promoter Technology. Penicillium bilaii is a naturally occurring soil fungus that ... Read More »

Don’t Let Up

Use an integrated approach to managing Palmer amaranth and aim to start clean. by Amanda Huber Remember watching scary movies as a kid, and whenever the main character clobbered the monster and got the better of it, what happened? They always turned to run away. What did the monster do? It got right back up to terrorize some more. It ... Read More »