“We never really know what our careers will turn out to be but mine has worked out well. The peanut industry is a great industry to work in and I truly enjoy working for growers," says Dell Cotton....More
It’s already a complicated growing season. From too wet to too quickly dry, spring weather has been as volatile this year as in any. Southeast farmers face problems with pre-emergence herbicides, establishing good crop stands and getting enough moisture to plant. Here are some tips to catch up with field problems and to avoid other snags as we go forward....More
Although fungicide resistance may be perceived as less urgent than other day-to-day challenges of growing a crop, this issue has become increasingly important and steps must be taken to delay the onset for as long as possible....More
Skies cleared Tuesday morning but not before more than 6 inches, and in some places 8 inches of rain fell across the Deep South in the last seven to 10 days, beating up corn and delaying peanut planting and general field work by several weeks. Here’s what it looked like.
Jeff Crawford, Jr., of Marianna, Fla., passed away April 14 at the age of 76. Jeff served on the Florida Peanut Producer’s Association Board of Directors from 1988-1995, and served as the organization’s president from 1993-1995....More
“A lot of producers in our area are looking at greatly expanding their peanut production, and some of them might be sacrificing their rotation. For some, it might be the right decision, but for others, I don’t think it is.”...More