Peanuts

  • From Dr. Bob Kemerait:  We now have an automated version of “Peanut Rx 2020” on the UGA Peanut Extension website. I will be putting the current Industry Peanut Rx programs up there as well.  Much, but not all, of our corn is planted now. Talking with Rome Ethredge yesterday, I recognize that some of our earliest corn…

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  • From Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathology Extension Specialist: “We have been allowed to continue our survey of kudzu old growth/regrowth in Georgia.  Last week we surveyed from Midville/Burke County in the east to Plains in the west and numerous locations in-between and south.  The first thing to note is that (no surprise) kudzu is…

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  • From Dr. Bob Kemerait: Planting season is upon us and critical decisions with regards to season-long disease and nematode control must be made before the furrow is closed.  I’ll be sending you frequent updates regarding disease and nematode considerations. For now, there are 4 critical issues, as I see them:  Nematode management for corn producers-…

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  • Driving down to Tifton this morning to deliver a steer for processing I saw that the majority of fields off 41 had been tilled/disc-ed. Field prep is well underway in Crisp and surrounding counties. Also, pigweed seedlings have begun to emerge in spots like in this picture below from the UGA Ponder Farm (Ty Ty).…

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  • From Dr. Bob Kemerait and the rest of the UGA Peanut Team: “We have received many questions in recent days pertaining to the quality issues facing our peanut seed supply in 2020 and relative performance of seed treatments Dynasty PD and Rancona.  Below is the information that you need to know now; as more information…

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  • Thanks to everyone who came out to Crisp’s 2020 Disease Management meeting. Special thanks to our sponsors, caterer (Carter Burgers) and speaker, Dr. Bob Kemerait. His presentation is linked below: 2020 Disease County Kemerait Thanks! Best Wishes, Joshua Grant

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  • Ag Forecast Recap – 2020

    The Ag Forecast in Tifton was last Friday. Below are handouts which recap the “takeaways” for each commodity covered: The meeting started with call outs to all the VIP’s in the audience like Reps from Sam Perdue’s office, local Chamber of Commerce members, Rep Austin Scott and many more. Austin Scott said a few words…

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  • UGA Extension publishes annual production guides for commodities like cotton, wheat, soybeans….etc. Peanuts do not have a book-like publication such as the mentioned production guides but UGA does have a yearly Quick Reference Guide with tips on variety selection, irrigation scheduling, disease updates, and more. This year’s guide has just been released and its six…

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  • Our first Production Update meeting in the county will be for Peanuts on Monday, January 27th @ noon. Please RSVP (229-276-2613) by this Friday. See below flyer for more info: Thanks! Best Wishes, Joshua Grant

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  • From Amanda Smith, UGA Ag & Applied Economics: “The 2020 Row Crop Budgets have been posted online along with the 2020 Row Crop Comparison Tool. Remember that these budgets are an estimate of costs for the upcoming year. We advise farmers to adjust the numbers to reflect their actual prices to help them best estimate…

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