Tag Archives: Planting

Maintaining Uniform Application For Sprayers

Proper sprayer operation involves calibrating equipment often and documenting it each time. By John Fulton Extension Specialist, Biosystems Engineering Auburn University Sprayer technology has rapidly advanced in recent years with new rate control systems along with technologies such as guidance and automatic section control. While these modern technologies can provide substantial benefits for farmers and/or sprayer operators, they do require ... Read More »

Primed Acclimation

Apply this concept to prime plants to be more efficient users of water By Amanda Huber In production agriculture, water is still the most limiting factor – no matter where you are or what crop you grow. But what Wilson Faircloth, research agronomist at the National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga., has been telling producers this spring is that ... 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 »

Calcium is King

Timely application of calcium is critical for large-seeded peanuts. For as long as Clarkton, N.C., peanut grower Dan Ward can remember, timely application of land plaster has been a family tradition that is key to profitability. “We apply a ton to the acre before the plants get too big, which could damage them,” says Ward, who grows large-seeded Virginia peanuts ... Read More »