Tag Archives: variety development

New Varieties Offer More Resistance, Greater Yields

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We are now into the second month of 2021, and that means it is time for the annual Peanut Grower Variety Guide. Planting and growing conditions in 2020 pushed crop harvest late into the year. Still, peanut breeders and state Extension specialists were able to pull data together quickly enough to include in this issue. The guide covers all four ... Read More »

Slow start, strong finish for Arkansas peanuts

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• By Mary Hightower • Despite a plant-then-replant start, the 2020 Arkansas peanut growing season ended with a smoother harvest than in previous years thanks to weather and a couple of new buying points, Andy Vangilder, an Extension educator for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said. The season was also marked by peanuts’ expansion out of northeastern ... Read More »

Expert Advice On Seed

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It’s that time of year again when winter production meetings are in full swing. Hopefully you will attend one of these short courses to learn the latest research and recommendations from our Extension specialists. At the Georgia Peanut Farm Show, researchers emphasized the critical importance of a good stand. A uniform, vigorously growing stand of peanuts with no gaps is ... Read More »

Oklahoma Field Day To Show Off New High-Oleic Virginia-Type Peanut

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Peanut growers attending Oklahoma State University’s Caddo Research Station Peanut and Cotton Field Tour on Sept. 19 will get a firsthand look at the new peanut variety Contender, the first high-oleic Virginia-type peanut adapted to the southwestern United States. The Caddo Research Station is located just east of Highway 9 in Fort Cobb. The tour will take place from 5:15 ... Read More »

A Lot Of Work Behind That Seed

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Since attending the American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting last July, and then writing the National Peanut Board’s Research Review: The Future of Peanut Breeding, which can be found on Peanut Grower’s website, I have been more attuned to what goes in to creating the seed you plant each spring. This month’s 2019 Variety Guide is a continuation of ... Read More »

Peanut Breeder Honored

Dr. Tom Stalker, NCSU

NCSU’s Tom Stalker recognized for service to humanity through collecting, evaluating or conserving the Earth’s genetic resources. Peanuts are not only among North Carolina’s top agricultural commodities, they also represent a key source of protein for people around the world. Making them even better has been Tom Stalker’s life work. A professor and former head of North Carolina State University’s ... Read More »