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Take These Steps To Prepare Your Crop Before Dorian Makes Landfall

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• By David Jordan • From leaf spot advisory: Make sure peanuts are protected with a leaf spot fungicide as Dorian approaches. Shorten spray intervals to 10 days to optimize protection. Any fungicide applied during this period should be tank mixed with 16 to 24 oz chlorothalonil (Bravo). From Sclerotinia advisory: Risk of Sclerotinia blight may increase rapidly with rain ... Read More »

News Briefs

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Peanuts Included In Tariff Mitigation Plan U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. The Trump administration announced its plan for tariff mitigation following the unjustified retaliatory tariffs imposed by China. Standing alongside President Trump in the Roosevelt Room ... Read More »

Planting Progress

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Some areas are right on schedule, but other producers face uncertainty and challenges. For the most part, planting is on schedule for many producers aided by warm temperatures and adequate moisture. For others, particularly those still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Michael, the barriers to planting seem insurmountable. Pam Knox, University of Georgia agricultural climatologist, reports that farmers in ... Read More »

Proof Is In T he Yield

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Testing products on the farm is standard for this crop consultant and the growers he works with. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • Paul Wigley is a well-known name in South Georgia. Even though he retired as Calhoun County Extension Agent in 2011, Wigley has stayed busy as a crop consultant with his business Paul Ventures Inc. working with some of ... Read More »

Overcoming Uncertainty

Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia

Because of losses suffered during the last growing season and new tariffs, Georgia farmers are facing a sense of uncertainty surrounding the upcoming production season, says University of Georgia agricultural economist Adam Rabinowitz. Just four months removed from Hurricane Michael — the devastating October storm that contributed to more than $2 billion in agricultural-related damage — farmers are unsure of ... Read More »

Michael And Florence, An Unwelcome Couple

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Never before have two hurricanes caused such destruction and disruption in the peanut industry. • By Amanda Huber • Florence was a powerful storm that weakened before making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane. Michael continued to grow in strength even a little while after landfall. Florence dumped buckets of rain and freshwater flooding was the primary impact. Michael’s 155 mile ... Read More »

We’ll Be Back, Count On It

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Being the editor of The Peanut Grower magazine is more than a job for me. In fact, this year marks 20 years. At the American Research and Education Society Meeting in July, I had an occasion to count up all my years in the peanut industry, which I figure to be close to 25. In other words, I’ve been around ... Read More »

Wide Swath Of Industry Infrastructure Damaged

Hurricane Michael Damage to Georgia

The peanut industry has been jolted by two hurricanes this season. Florence hit North and South Carolina as harvest was about to start with flooding that caused rivers to overflow and covering crops waiting to be harvested. With about 40 percent of the Southeast peanut crop dug and harvested, Hurricane Michael plowed into the Florida Panhandle with 155 mile per ... Read More »