Tag Archives: Technology

Useful, But Underutilized Technology

amanda huber

I feel extremely blessed to be the editor of Peanut Grower and to have been able to do this working remotely from my home all these years. This has only been accomplished because of my access to reliable Internet. For years, I have used Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) to get a high-speed bandwidth connection, which goes over the phone line ... Read More »

State-Winning Farmers

Swisher Sweets Farmer of the Year

Two peanut farmers, one from Virginia and another from Mississippi, were selected as state winners of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. Peanuts are an important part of the crop mix for two of the nine Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year state winners. Let’s take a closer look at the two peanut producers ... Read More »

New Clemson Expert To Bring High-Tech Farm Solutions

michael plumblee

A new Clemson Extension associate will help South Carolina farmers learn how to use technologies to increase efficiency. Michael Plumblee is the new precision agriculture specialist at Clemson’s Edisto Research and Education Center. He will work with growers of all major crops including: corn, cotton, peanuts and soybeans. “I want to work with growers and Extension agents to build a ... Read More »

Putting Robots To Work In The Field

A 30 percent population increase necessitates the use of robotics in food production research. It may be a while before robots and drones are as common as tractors and combines, but the high-tech tools may soon play a major role in helping feed the world’s rapidly growing population. At the University of Georgia, a team of researchers is developing a ... Read More »

Drone Rules Released

The Federal Aviation Administration recently published the operational parameters for small unmanned aircraft systems. In February 2015, the FAA released its proposed rules for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which apply to all UAS weighing between .55 pounds and 55 pounds used for commercial purposes. After collecting and considering public comment, the FAA issued its final rules on June 21, 2016, ... Read More »

Get The Management Edge

Peanut producer, Scott Murphy, shares his experience using a whole-farm management program. Given the complexities of farming today, the risk that must be shouldered by the producer and the need to make sure every decision is what’s best for the farm as a whole, some producers may be looking for that edge that’s more than record-keeping software. AgriEdge Excelsior is ... Read More »

A Twitter First: The Peanut Vendor’s Social Almanac

On Jan. 4, 2016, the National Peanut Board launched a new consumer-focused Twitter handle (@PeanutsHere) through the voice of a peanut vendor. Nobody’s more obsessed with peanuts than a peanut vendor, and essentially, this new NPB peanut ambassador will toss peanuts into relevant, social conversations online as if Twitter is a giant baseball stadium. As a kick-off, Peanut Vendor did ... Read More »

Going With The Flow

Now with two rotors, the Colombo peanut combine offers the potential to harvest more acres of whole, clean peanuts. Colombo North America came on the U.S. peanut landscape nearly 10 years ago. Since then, their axial-flow combines garnered the attention of producers for its different way of accomplishing the task of picking peanuts. Recently, Colombo NA changed from an Advanced ... Read More »

If I Can Do It, You Can Too

Amanda Huber

Let me pull back the curtain a little bit on One Grower Publishing in hopes that what I tell you will encourage you to embrace that new technology you have been thinking about or at least embolden you to seek out answers to the technology questions you may have. One Grower Publishing is, first and foremost, a company that publishes ... Read More »

SPFF Comments On ‘Actively Engaged’

In March, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued their proposed rule to define what it means to be “actively engaged” in farming and, therefore, eligible to receive federal farm payments. After review by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation (SPFF) members, there are important issues that concern Southern agriculture including, but not limited to, the limits on the number of ... Read More »