Tag Archives: Planting

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 »

2014 Variety Guide

Variety selection is likely the single most important decision you can make all year. Newer varieties have resistance to multiple diseases, but the best variety choice remains those that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and provide good yields and grades over a wide range of growing conditions. With so many varieties to choose from, careful consideration should go into ... 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 »

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 »

New Recommendation: Spray Earlier

University of Georgia researchers say a banded application at 30 days after planting makes a season-long difference in white mold control by Amanda Huber The yield potential of newer cultivars is well established, especially after a new record average yield in 2012 of 4,192 pounds per acre. That’s the upside. Producers, Extension personnel and researchers are now realizing that the ... Read More »

One For The Books

Superb growing conditions are expected to serve up record-breaking yields in 2012. By Amanda Huber Peanut Extension specialists can point to very few problems with the 2012 crop. With harvest continuing under mostly favorable conditions, it was obvious the good weather and lack of significant, yield-robbing disease pressure means that warehouses will be busting at the seams from this crop. ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service says, based on their interviews in late winter, growers intend to plant 1.42 million acres in 2012, up 25 percent from the previous year. Strong demand and a decline in acreage over the last couple of years has left peanuts in short supply, indicating the need to increase production in ... Read More »

Filling The Gap

When is offset replanting worth the cost? By Amanda Huber Gaps in the field are a common occurrence, and, for the most part, peanuts are good about compensating for lost plants here and there. But at what point would it be beneficial to try offset planting to fill in those gaps? Calls about peanut stand is something Extension agronomists get ... Read More »