This year’s annual meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education drew a crowd of nearly 400 peanut scientists and others in the peanut industry to the Hilton Clearwater Beach in sunny Clearwater, Fla. July 12-14 for a comprehensive forum on the latest peanut research.
It may not be the most exciting thing to hear, but Clemson University Peanut Specialist Dan Anco says the best thing that can happen for South Carolina peanut growers this year is cooperative weather from now until harvest....More
For the Belch family – husband Mike, wife Cindy and son Brandon – efficiency in peanut production relies on precision agriculture, and they are 2016 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award for the Upper Southeast.
“When you have a good year, you’d better put something back, because they aren’t all going to be good ones,” says Matt, 48. “You have to have a lot of faith to farm. You sort of have to hope for the best, and plan for the worst.”...More
July is the month when the most serious insect problems in peanuts show up. We need to watch for threecornered alfalfa hoppers, foliage feeding caterpillars, lesser cornstalk borers, two spotted spider mites....More
Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone....More
Sustainability is the leading agricultural challenge of the 21st century because feeding, fueling and clothing 9 billion people will take new practices, new data collection and management and stronger connections to consumers....More
Following 2015, when diseases like white mold (stem rot) were especially troublesome in many peanut fields and looking ahead into the 2016 season, when growers are struggling for a profitable peanut crop, finding the “best” fungicide program is critical....More
Sunbelt Ag Field Day will be July 14 at the Darrell Williams Research Farm, located at the Expo show site at Spence Field. Registration is free for anyone who works in agriculture, and the day starts at 7:15 a.m....More
We’ve all been there: Eyeing that last bit of peanut butter enticingly stuck at the bottom of the jar, pondering ways to get at it. For one fox, reaching for that last lick of peanut butter almost turned deadly....More