Tag Archives: Planting

When To Spot Plant

JASON WOODWARD Texas Agri-Life Extension Plant Pathologist Don’t give up on peanut emergence. Heavy rains fell across much of the Southwestern production region in early May. Some fields were planted before the rains came; however, many growers were waiting for a “planting rain” in hopes to reduce the need to irrigate. The planting rain quickly turned to flash flooding with ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

Although acreage increases of 20 to 25 percent have been talked about all winter, the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service says that producers only intend to plant 1.48 million acres in 2015, up 9 percent from the previous year. A modest increase such as this would be most beneficial to producers and the market moving through ... Read More »

Check Water Quality

Irrigation is the key to profitable peanut production in the Southwestern United States. The growing season consists of different phases with water demands varying for each developmental stage. Adequate soil moisture is needed for germination and stand establishment after planting, but water use is at its peak during the reproductive periods of bloom and pod fill. Water consumption starts to ... Read More »

Sod-Based Peanut Rotation

Here’s why we recommend the sod/livestock-based peanut/cotton rotation. By Jim Marois and David Wright, T. W. Katsvairo, and J. R. Rich, UF/IFAS NFREC Agronomy Research The past two decades have seen major changes in cultural practices in the peanut/cotton cropping systems. Among these changes are consolidation of farm units, increased irrigation, reductions in corn/soybean acreage, increases in cotton production and ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

JASON WOODWARD Texas Agri-Life Extension Plant Pathologist Foundation For Weed Control Since first being identified in 2011, the incidence of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth or pigweed in the High Plains of Texas has steadily increased. Weed management in peanut affords producers the opportunity to use additional herbicide modes of action to manage herbicide-resistant weeds. In general, dinotroaniline or “yellow” herbicides, such ... Read More »

Farmer of the Year

South Georgia peanut farmer, Philip Grimes, is named Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. South Georgia farmer Philip Grimes, who was nominated by former University of Georgia Extension agent Brian Tankersley, was selected as the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year in mid-October at the Expo. He credited his success in the field to the UGA ... 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 »

Sustainable Production Practices

Employ those strategies that take a long-term view of the farm. Sustainability means different things to different people. It can also be different depending on what aspect of production agriculture you are talking about. At the last Southern Peanut Growers Conference, following their theme of sustainability, Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension plant pathologist, gave a presentation on sustainable disease ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

JASON WOODWARD Texas Agri-Life Extension Plant Pathologist Final planted area for the Southwest in 2013 was approximately 136,000 acres, down about 40,000 acres from the previous year. This region is unique in that all four market types – runner, Spanish, Valencia and Virginia – are grown. Historically, runners have been the predominant market type grown in Texas, but it comprised ... Read More »

New Products

Injection Pump Calibration App Whether one is calibrating a planter, crop sprayer or injection pump for chemigation, it seems there is always too much time and math involved, making the process an often unwelcomed necessity. Fortunately, Agri-Inject has made the process of injection pump calibration a snap with a new “Apply Yourself ” app that is appropriate for a wide ... Read More »