Tag Archives: Planting

Before you plant, consider these 5 factors that affect soil temperature

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Spring is more than a season when it comes to row crop production. Peanut producers consider many factors before planting, but soil temperature is one of the most important factors on the radar. Factors Kris Balkcom, an Alabama Extension peanut agronomist, said there are five important environmental conditions directly affecting soil temperature. Planting timing varies based on the area of ... Read More »

High Priorities This Month

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There are several key issues to address in May. The first is establishing an adequate stand of five plants per foot of row and then protecting those plants from stresses early in the season. Peanuts are resilient and can survive even under difficult conditions. As long as peanut seed has good germination and is treated with a fungicide, we generally ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

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The year started with dire warnings about an increase in virus — tomato spotted wilt virus. “Last year, TSWV made a comeback in Southeastern peanuts after a 10-year hiatus,” says Barry Tillman, University of Florida peanut breeder, in a recent blog post. “The last time we had appreciable spotted wilt in peanuts at the UF-IFAS research station in Marianna was ... Read More »

USDA forecasts slight increase in peanut plantings this season

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Peanut growers say they plan to plant nearly 1.53 million acres this season, up 7% from the 1.42 million acres planted in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently released Planting Intentions Report. Growers in nearly every peanut-producing state are expected to increase acreage slightly except for Oklahoma, where they are expected to decrease plantings to 12,000 acres, ... Read More »

Making A Stand

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Does a higher seeding rate pay dividends? • By Amanda Huber • If some is good, then more is better is not a mantra for peanut seeding rates. Producers need to plant enough seed to provide at least four plants per foot of row. To do this, seeding rates of six seed per foot of row on singles and six ... Read More »

Planting With Precision

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Know the factors important for setting the correct downforce. Georgia farmers with reduced plant stands in 2019 may be able to correct those problems in 2020 by properly setting and using downforce on their planters, says Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist and precision agriculture expert. Downforce is the pressure farmers apply to their row unit to ... Read More »

SC peanut acreage depends on cotton plantings

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• By Denise Attaway • This year could be a good year for South Carolina peanut growers, or not, depending on how much cotton is planted in the state. During the annual South Carolina Peanut Grower meeting, Clemson agricultural economist Nathan Smith said peanut expectations are that production could be up a little. But right now, the only thing certain ... Read More »

What We Learned In 2019

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2019 was not a banner year in Alabama, and many are glad it is behind us. The extreme heat and drought reduced yield and income, particularly because of the increase in Seg 3s. Acreage was down to 156,000, and it was one of the lowest average yields, 3,350 pounds per acre, in many years. We can only hope that the ... Read More »

Planning for 2020

Tillage systems, twin rows and seeding rates are topics to consider before next planting season. North Carolina Extension peanut specialist David Jordan answers planting-related questions producers may be thinking about over the winter. Q Should I transition my planting pattern to twin rows? A My standard answer is that single rows and twin rows will perform about the same on ... Read More »

New Products

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Case IH HD Mapping Case IH recently announced the expanded capabilities of the Early Riser planter lineup. New layers of high-definition (HD) data are now available with 2000 series Early Riser planters through The Climate Corporation FieldView Cab app with FieldView Drive technology. The new option removes the need to purchase a display exclusively for FieldView and allows for row-by-row ... Read More »