Tag Archives: Production

Times Are Good, But Key Market Factors Bear Watching

  Peanut farmers prepare for the 2017 peanut crop in good condition, marketing wise. There is no surplus of 2016 crop peanuts, except for a few lots with European Union edible quality, mostly jumbo runners. The market is very tight and that is likely to continue domestically until December 2017. Export markets will be influenced by the present crop in ... Read More »

No Excess In U.S. Supply, But Watch Other Origins

  The final numbers are almost in on U.S. peanut production from 2016. USDA predicted 2,842,305 farmer-stock tons, while the Federal Crop Inspection Service has counted 2,770,299 tons. The numbers are short of the October prediction of 3,155,100 tons. Lack of rain the last 90 days of the growing season caused both quality and quantity issues. The new numbers are ... Read More »

News Briefs

Georgia’s Perdue Selected Ag Sec. U.S. President Donald J. Trump has selected Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, to be Secretary of Agriculture. Perdue is a lifelong farmer. He graduated from Warner Robins High School and earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1971 from the University of Georgia. Following his service as a Captain in the United States ... Read More »

Peanut Variety Guide 2017

TThe best variety choice is one 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 this part of your planting decision. Study the variety descriptions and the trial data, and choose a variety or varieties that best ... Read More »

Inoculant Guide 2017: Quick Tips

Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University Extension agronomist, says the proper use of inoculants has been especially important in his state  because of the increase in peanut acreage. As Sarver notes, any new ground or ground out of production for four or more years should always receive an inoculant application. “An inoculant should be used if peanut is being planted in ... Read More »

Inoculant Guide 2017: For Peanuts, Nature’s Way Is Best

Within each tiny peanut seed is the potential to produce a big healthy plant capable of setting hundreds of pegs per plant that become pods containing multiple kernels inside. Reaching that maximum yield potential is only possible by providing that seed with everything it needs to germinate quickly and grow vigorously from the start. One component added in-furrow with the ... Read More »

Inoculant Guide 2017: Countdown to Success

Using the latest, most advanced science and technology to produce maximum yield and quality is the goal of peanut producers, university and Extension researchers and crop input companies. With an inoculant product, this means identifying the best and most active bacteria that will work quickly around the germinating seed to colonize roots and begin supplying nitrogen to the crop in ... Read More »

News Briefs

Farm Bill Positioning Bob Redding of the Redding Firm in Washington D.C. recently told a group of farmers that although there will be some changes in the House and Senate for the 115th Congress, most of the agricultural leadership will remain in place for the 2018 Farm Bill. Redding says, “The Capitol Hill peanut leadership is well-positioned with regard to ... Read More »

Strong Contracting Confirms Need For More Peanuts

  Down on the farm, producers are somewhat optimistic as domestic and export demand for peanuts remains strong. Other commodities do not produce such optimism, but prices have improved since Trump was elected President. Peanut producers need a strong crop for rotation. Early indications are for an acreage increase. The first estimate will be issued by USDA on March 30. ... Read More »

Inoculant Guide 2017: Using Inoculants Adds Up

Using an inoculant product every year is only meaningful if it can be shown in real numbers adding to the overall bottom line of the producer. While many researchers over the years have conducted trials to show the effectiveness of inoculants, North Carolina State University Extension agronomist David Jordan has an ongoing project to show peanut yield response and economic ... Read More »