Tag Archives: Markets

Peanuts Need A Profitable Rotation Partner To Stem Yield Decline

  Peanuts are a shining star in the agricultural “tool box” as growers have been offered reasonable early contracts and the world is demanding more peanuts. Producers are usually optimistic when they smell fresh-plowed dirt and can look forward to a bountiful harvest at the end of the season, even when prices are not so good. However, peanut optimism is ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist In-furrow Compatibility Issues If your peanuts are already in the ground, your preplant, preplant incorporated and preemergence herbicides have been applied, and your thrips and tomato spotted wilt programs are in place. Early season weed and thrips control can have a major impact on yield, and certainly achieving a desirable stand is ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Auburn, NPRL Release First Variety

The new high-oleic, runner-type cultivar is well-adapted for Southeast growing conditions. Auburn University might be relatively new to the peanut breeding business, but its just-released runner peanut variety is already winning accolades for its high yields, resistance to disease and healthy traits. The new release—AU-NPL 17—is the product of a peanut breeding program operated jointly by the College of Agriculture’s ... Read More »

News Briefs

Standards Board Members Sought USDA is seeking nominations for three peanut producers and three industry representatives to serve on the Peanut Standards Board, succeeding members whose terms expire June 30, 2017. Nominations are due April 17, 2017. Selected members will serve three-year terms from 2017 to 2020. The board consists of 18 members who represent three regions: the Southeast (Alabama, ... Read More »

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

Is Crop Production Moving Toward ‘Stacked Resistance?’  Growers urged to stop replacing one herbicide with another. Finding ways to halt the “resistance treadmill” was a key message from weed scientists at the recent Pigposium III, an event hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture focused on herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth. About 300 producers, Extension agents, consultants and members ... Read More »

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

Is Crop Production Moving Toward ‘Stacked Resistance?’  Growers urged to stop replacing one herbicide with another. Finding ways to halt the “resistance treadmill” was a key message from weed scientists at the recent Pigposium III, an event hosted by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture focused on herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth. About 300 producers, Extension agents, consultants and members ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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

By Amanda Huber Winter? What winter? That was the collective thought for most of December and January, with February turning off just plain hot. The cold spell in mid-March was the most consecutive days of below-freezing temperatures that the Southern states had seen all winter. While another frost could happen in April, the warm weather has University of Georgia plant ... Read More »

Minimize Thrips, TSWV

Incidence of spotted wilt is on the increase; take steps to reduce thrips pressure and risk to this disease. In the early days of ESPN’s SportsCenter, the anchors developed clever catch phrases to connect with the audience. One of those anchors, Dan Patrick, would inevitably say at least once during a broadcast, “You can’t stop him; you can only hope ... Read More »