Tag Archives: Varieties

Planting Intentions

Not surprisingly after the huge crop of 2012 and the drop in prices, Planting Intentions as reported by producers to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service are down considerably from last year. Based on the report, released at the end of March, growers intend to plant 1.19 million acres in 2013, down 27 percent from the ... Read More »

Making Gains in Mississippi

More producers are adding peanuts to their rotations as new marketing opportunities open up. By Susan Collins-Smith, Mississippi State University Ag Communications Mississippi producers expect peanuts to remain a strong commodity in the years to come with a steady demand globally and new marketing opportunities locally. “The demand for peanuts will stay in place because of global economics and population,” ... 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 »


Georgia Valencia, Georgia Red: Two high-yielding Valencia- type varieties that are an excellent choice for the freshmarket boiling trade in the Southeast. These varieties offer high-yield performance, large pods and seed size and compact bunch growth habit. Georgia Valencia and Georgia Red offer better disease tolerance with similar maturity as other Valencia varieties. Valencia A: This variety has a high ... Read More »


AT 9899-14: This small-statured high-oleic variety is a spreading growth (runner) plant type and matures about two weeks later than Tamspan 90 in West Texas. It is not resistant to TSWV. Trial yields are significantly lower than common Spanish peanut varieties. The variety can produce a prolific number of pods, but peg attachment is weak. Georgia-04S: A high-yielding, high-oleic, Spanish- ... Read More »


AT-07V: This Virginia-type variety has mid-oleic oil chemistry and is early maturing at 130 to 135 days in West Texas. It is not resistant to TSWV. It is an excellent size for inshell production. Bailey: Bailey, released in 2008 by NCSU, is a medium to large-seeded and high yielding Virginia-type peanut. It has produced high yields across multiple years and ... Read More »


[NEEDS CHARTS ADDED] AT-215: This variety offers high-oleic oil chemistry and a large seed size. It is similar in size, maturity and appearance to ViruGard, with a prominent mainstem and spreading growth habit. It is early maturing at 120 to 125 days in the Southeast and 130 to 135 days in West Texas. AT-3081R: This runner-type variety has slightly larger ... Read More »

2013 Variety Guide

Peanut varieties of today have resistance to multiple diseases and can usually yield well even under disease pressure. Because of this resistance, producers are encouraged to plant in April once again in order to make sure the crop is fully mature before cold weather hits. The best variety choice is still one that will achieve a rapid, uniform stand and ... Read More »

A New Era In Peanut Breeding

The Peanut Genomics Initiative has rallied the industry around the goal of making peanuts more competitive. By Amanda Huber In the grand scheme of things, peanuts are behind, way behind. The lack of disease resistance weighs heavily on yield potential, and even though load after load of peanuts may be coming in this season, because of production costs, peanuts are ... Read More »