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  • News Briefs

    News Briefs

    Reduced or Conventional Tillage Several key items talked about during production meetings were tillage practices and planter configurations in relation to yield. Growers are always looking to maximize yields. In deciding to change from one cultural practice to another, I would encourage growers to determine if more yield equals more profit. Many grower conversations were regarding tillage and yields in conventional versus reduced tillage in UGA research trials. The trend for many years has been for conventional tillage to increase yields 200 to 500 pounds per acre. If yield was the deciding factor, the decision ... Read More »
  • Auburn, NPRL Release First Variety

    Auburn, NPRL Release First Variety

  • Lack of cold weather means more nematodes, possibility  of seedling disease.

    Lack of cold weather means more nematodes, possibility of seedling disease.

  • Times Are Good, But Key Market Factors Bear Watching

    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 Argentina, which looks good at this time, and China’s peanut harvest. The wipeout of U.S. peanut inventory was partly caused by an error in USDA’s estimate, which is concerning for the future. However, more of ... Read More »
  • Connect with Peanut Fans

    Connect with Peanut Fans

    Years ago, I had the opportunity to attend one of the first Peanut Butter Lover’s conventions where fans could feel at home expressing their genuine love of our favorite nut spread. Fast forward to 2017 and fans of all things peanut have a fun, new way to show their devotion to the humble legume. They can be a complete Shell Out, thanks to some encouragement from former all-star Chicago Bears cornerback, Charles “Peanut” Tillman. In a short, digital production introduced by the NPB’s social media persona “Peanut Vendor,” Tillman encourages viewers to show their love ... Read More »