Tag Archives: Harvest

Shelling Plant Going Up In Georgia

Premium Peanut has announced plans to build a $50 million peanut shelling plant in Coffee County, Ga., that will employ 100 people. Coffee County Development Officials said that initial work has already begun on the 42-acre site on Barrington Road off Georgia Highway 32 west of Douglas, explains JoAnne Lewis, executive director Douglas-Coffee County Economic Development Authority. “A commitment of ... Read More »

Interesting Harvest Results

Peanuts will often do well if given the time to fully develop and then dug in a timely manner. By David Jordan, Extension Agronomist, North Carolina State University Peanuts are one of the most resilient crops grown in the United States and around the world. While there are some predictable characteristics of peanut in terms of maturity and its impact ... Read More »

News Briefs

Less Savings From Same Farm Bills The possibility of getting a five-year Farm Bill passed just got harder. A new Congressional Budget Office estimate says the amount of savings has changed since last summer and it is much less. The Senate bill savings estimate now stands at $13.1 billion over 10 years, not $23.1 billion. The House bill savings figure ... Read More »

Making Gains in Mississippi

More producers are adding peanuts to their rotations as new marketing opportunities open up. By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University Ag Communications Mississippi producers expect peanuts to remain a strong commodity in the years to come with a steady demand globally and new marketing opportunities locally. “The demand for peanuts will stay in place because of global economics and population,” ... Read More »

2011 Crop: A Very Mixed Bag

From surprisingly good yields to fields turned under, this year had it all. By Amanda Huber One of the most remembered skits from the old television variety show “Hee Haw” featured a little ditty with a line that went like this, “If it weren’t for bad luck, we’d have no luck at all.” That’s got to be the way many ... Read More »

Work Continues On Organic Production

Good yields can be achieved, but the lack of a certified organic sheller is a road block for the Southeast. With careful timing at planting and frequent mechanical cultivation during production, growing organic peanuts throughout the Southeast, although a challenge, is no longer impossible. Six years of on-farm research and university experiment station trials in Georgia and the Carolinas, funded ... Read More »

Feral Hogs: A Really Big Pest

Many approaches will be needed for this destructive porcine. By Amanda Huber The biggest pest in peanuts today may be, well, the biggest pest, literally. Feral hogs are causing millions of dollars in damages to agricultural crops across the peanut belt. Once a population is established, experts say eradication simply is not possible. Richard Petcher, regional agronomist with the Alabama ... Read More »

Pesticide Roundup

Belt Insecticide Now Available Peanut growers are aware of the significant role that armyworms, loopers, velvetbean caterpillar and the recent increase in heliothines and other hungry Lepidoptera species play in their fields. Collectively, they cause economic loss that university entomologists measure in millions. Now, peanut growers will have an additional control option this season with the introduction of Belt insecticide ... 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 »