Tag Archives: Production

New Buying Points In Arkansas

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A jump in peanut acreage is expected thanks to this new infrastructure. Arkansas may soon see its biggest year in peanut production since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began tracking the crop in the state in 2015 as growers respond to anticipated new buying points and a shelling facility within the next year. Travis Faske, Extension plant pathologist and peanut ... 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 »

Nodule Analysis To Assess Crop Health

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The interior color of a Rhizobia-formed nodule may provide an early warning of drought and other crop stresses. • By David Hensley and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department •  One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is available for use throughout the plant. They do ... Read More »

Meeting Crop Water Demand

Wasted water is money down the drain; ensure that applied water is being used by the crop. • By Amanda Huber • With top-soil moisture registering as very short in six peanut states in mid-May, producers are hoping the drought trend breaks in favor of timely rains. Rarely though is irrigation not needed at some point during the production season. “Weather ... Read More »

APRES Turns 50

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Society meetings continue to foster collaborative efforts and creative solutions to industry challenges. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • The American Peanut Research Education Society celebrates 50 years of work, study, research, learning and accomplishments around one of the most important and beloved crops: the peanut. To mark the Golden Anniversary, a program highlighting the past accomplishments in the industry and ... Read More »

BOLO: Cogongrass

This aggressive weed forms dense stands over large areas and can eliminate native plants. • By Amanda Huber •  South Carolina peanut farms are on the front lines for the advancing march of cogongrass, and producers are asked to stay vigilant for this invasive species. “Cogongrass is one of the most serious invasive species in the southeast,” says Justin Ballew, Clemson ... Read More »

Impact Of Rotation On Yield

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Root-knot nematode is one pest affected by rotation out of peanut. Farmers may have more success growing peanuts if they don’t continuously plant peanuts in the same field, according to Scott Tubbs, University of Georgia Tifton campus’s research cropping system agronomist for peanuts. Tubbs has studied the impact of peanut rotation since 2008. Instead of growing peanuts in a field ... Read More »

Stress Memory And Seed Quality

The impact of stress on a plant can make an imprint onto the next generation of plants. By Diane Rowland, Barry Tillman and graduate student Kelly Racette, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Agronomy Department For as long as crops have been domesticated, farmers have been selecting seed from the best performing plants — based primarily on ... Read More »

Consider Replanting Options

Allow original planting time to emerge, but move quickly to replant if necessary. Georgia peanut farmers who plant a crop in mid-to-late April should make a decision on a second crop within two to four weeks of planting their initial crop. University of Georgia researcher and systems peanut agronomist Scott Tubbs helps farmers make that decision. Tubbs’ research focuses on ... Read More »

Peanuts Need A Profitable Rotation Partner To Stem Yield Decline

  Peanuts are a shining star in the agricultural “tool box” as growers have been offered reasonable early contracts and the world is demanding more peanuts. Producers are usually optimistic when they smell fresh-plowed dirt and can look forward to a bountiful harvest at the end of the season, even when prices are not so good. However, peanut optimism is ... Read More »