Tag Archives: Planting

Consider Replanting Options

Allow original planting time to emerge, but move quickly to replant if necessary. Georgia peanut farmers who plant a crop in mid-to-late April should make a decision on a second crop within two to four weeks of planting their initial crop. University of Georgia researcher and systems peanut agronomist Scott Tubbs helps farmers make that decision. Tubbs’ research focuses on ... Read More »

Planting Intentions

According to USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. peanut growers intend to plant 1,751,000 acres this year, up 5 percent from last year’s 1,671,000 acres. The expected increase is largely driven by expectations of higher contract prices. Georgia is expected to increase acreage by 9 percent or 785,000 acres, but is slightly less than some in the industry had predicted ... 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 »

Peanut Pointers

SCOTT MONFORT University of Georgia Extension Agronomist Don’t Cut Corners With Pests The peanut season has begun on a warm note. To date, we have only received a few cold days going into March. Luckily, rain has been a part of the weather patterns replenishing many of our ponds and aquifers. Looking at the short-term models, the current weather patterns ... Read More »

Data Drives Farm Decisions

Georgia’s Farmer of the Year, John McCormick, is known for using innovative production practices. All successful farmers have the curiosity of a scientist in them. For John McCormick, Georgia’s 2016 Farmer of the Year, that curiosity has helped make his farm one of the most successful in the state. Every year, McCormick devotes part of his 1,000-acre row-crop operation near ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist Keep Plants Healthy July will bring issues associated with disease management, cleaning up fields with escaped weeds and the possibility of insect issues. For Virginia market types, it is not too late to apply gypsum. If for some reasons there are delays, applications of gypsum into late July and early August are ... Read More »

UF Student Is A “Cultivator”

Will Dezern, who hopes to provide an updated database for peanut breeders, receives prestigious honor. A University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student who researches how to improve peanuts has been named as UF’s first Cultivator for the 2016 Farm Foundation Round Table. Will Dezern, who recently earned a bachelor’s degree in plant science from UF CALS, ... Read More »

From Here To Harvest

Planting conditions support the thought that the crop will be slightly less than last year. By Amanda Huber Early reports of the 2016 crop are good, but a lack of uniform emergence caused by cooler weather conditions will likely cause problems later in the season. Without the ability for a “do over” of planting to get a more uniform stand, ... Read More »

Seed Treatment Resistance In Thrips

University of Florida researchers study the resistance of tobacco thrips to  neonicotinoid seed treatments; additional insecticide applications may be needed. By Danielle Sprague and Joe Funderburk, North Florida REC, University of Florida, IFAS Tobacco thrips, Frankliniella fusca, are seedling pests of peanut, soybean and cotton throughout the southern United States. Adults and larvae feed on the developing leaves, causing injury ... Read More »

Peanut Pointers

DAVID JORDAN North Carolina State University Extension Agronomist A Lot To Do This Month June brings a number of key production and pest management decisions for Virginia-type peanut. The calcium needs of both Virginia market types and jumbo runners we are currently growing require gypsum application during flowering and kernel development. Application is generally made around 40 days after planting. ... Read More »