Tag Archives: Irrigation

Meeting Crop Water Demand

Wasted water is money down the drain; ensure that applied water is being used by the crop. • By Amanda Huber • With top-soil moisture registering as very short in six peanut states in mid-May, producers are hoping the drought trend breaks in favor of timely rains. Rarely though is irrigation not needed at some point during the production season. “Weather ... Read More »

New Products

new improved fieldnet app

Mud Rx For Planter Tires In damp or muddy conditions, planters and air seeders invariably are plagued with mud-plugged wheels from mud finding its way between the tire and disc. The operator must stop, manually remove the wheels and clean the mud out by hand. It’s a miserable job and it slows planting to a halt. With this easy to ... Read More »

Crop Report By States

maintenance of harvest equipment

At the recent National Peanut Buying Points meeting, University of Georgia Extension specialist Scott Monfort offered the following reports from his counterparts throughout the peanut belt. Besides highlighting last year’s acreage, yield and conditions, the specialists also offered projections for 2018. Read More »

Incorporating S-metolachlor

Follow these recommendations to properly activate this herbicide with irrigation. By J. Ferrell and R. Leon, University of Florida Weed Scientists Herbicide-resistant weeds have changed how we design our weed management programs. To combat these weeds, we are increasingly returning to soil-applied herbicides. However, a soil-applied herbicide has to be mixed in the soil, or activated, to be effective. If ... Read More »

Heirloom Peanut Makes Comeback

Clemson researcher revives the South’s ancestral peanut and finds a market for the distinctive taste in Charleston’s restaurants. Clemson University researcher Brian Ward has revived the South’s ancestral peanut, successfully germinating nearly 1 million Carolina African runner seeds from just 20. The heirloom crop offers a niche, but valuable product, for South Carolina growers and restaurants. Last year’s heavy rains ... Read More »

Part Of The Plan

Consider variety selection, resistance management and product placement in your efforts to combat disease. By Amanda Huber What disease management lessons from 2015 can producers take into 2016? Two issues from last year involving leaf spot and white mold offer precautions for disease management this year. In the case of leaf spot, Bob Kemerait, University of Georgia Extension plant pathologist, ... Read More »