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Early Season Peanut Reminders

Here are some early season Peanut Reminders from Dr. Scott Monfort, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist: Remember the importance of Soil Sampling. Growers do not need to ignore deficiencies or toxicity problems. They will cost a grower yield and profit. This will be more of a problem where growers are renting new…
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2015 Production Meeting Schedule for Calhoun County

Below are the 2015 scheduled Production Meetings for Calhoun County.   Weed January 20, 2015              6:00 pm               Stanley Culpepper The McLendon Barn RSVP by Friday, January 16th   Peanut February 12, 2015            6:00 pm              Scott Monfort The McLendon Barn RSVP by Tuesday, February 10th   Cotton February 23, 2015            6:00…
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2015 Production Meeting Schedule for Terrell and Randolph Counties

The 2015 Production Meetings have been scheduled for Terrell and Randolph Counties.  The schedules for both counties meetings are below.   Terrell County   Cotton/Soybean Production Meeting Tuesday, January 20th at 12:00 p.m. Terrell County Governmental Building RSVP by Friday, January 16th.   Peanut Production Meeting Friday, January 23rd at 12:00 p.m….
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2015 Georgia Peanut Farm Show

The annual Peanut Farm Show is scheduled for January 15th in Tifton, Ga. Check out The Georgia Peanut Commission’s website for more information.  
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Peanut Harvest Update

Peanut Harvest is just now beginning to get started in the area and I expect most growers to be picking peanuts in the next week to ten days, weather permitting.  Most of the reports that I have heard so far have been from dryland fields and have been very hit…
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Dryland Peanut Considerations

Our Peanut crop has suffered from several different challenges this year during the growing season.  The dryland crop specifically has had increased insect pressures and drought conditions to overcome. As we are getting ready for harvest season, peanut growers need to consider a couple of things in the coming days….
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Are peanuts ready to dig?

I recently ran the first peanut maturity profiles of the year and the peanuts seem to be maturing as expected.  Below is a picture of one of the maturity profiles:   The peanuts on this profile were planted on May 8th and were 113 days old as of this picture. …
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2013 Georgia Peanut Achievment Club Winners

Last month I had the honor to attend the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach, FL where Calhoun County had to winners in the 2013 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club. This club represents the highest yielding peanut growers in the state in there districts. Al Sudderth and Jimmy Webb…
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Peanut Crop moving out of “Grace Period”

The area peanut crop is moving right along and most of the crop has entered the growth stage when the majority of the harvestable peanuts will be set.  Here are some recent comments from Dr. Scott Tubbs, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist on the topic: The USDA Crop Progress Report for Georgia…
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