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Base Acres to Reach the Peanut Payment Limit

Most local peanut farmers are aware that under the new farm bill they are subject to a $125,000 dollar payment limit.  Here is a recent article written by Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Economist, that looks at the PLC peanut program in more detail and explains exactly how much peanut…
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Early Season Irrigation for Peanuts

  The dryer weather couldn’t have come at a better time. But without any rainfall for the past 10 days or so many areas need a little moisture now. Here is some info from Dr. Wes Porter, UGA Irrigation Specialist, on early season irrigation for peanuts. We have been getting…
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Recommendations for Peanut Planting

With the end of April approaching, it is time to think about planting peanuts. The recommended time to plant peanuts in Georgia is April 15 to May 20. However, soil temperature at the 4-inch depth is a better indicator of when seed should be planted within these dates. We should…
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Peanut Insect Pest Survey

The University of Georgia Peanut Entomology Program is conducting an online survey of peanut producers in GA. A postcard was recently mailed to growers informing them of the survey and encouraging participation. We would appreciate it if agents would encourage growers in their counties to complete the survey. It should…
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Peanut Thrips Management for 2015

Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Peanut Entomologist Dr. Mark Abney on managing thrips in peanuts in 2015. The weather is warming up, and soon peanut seed will be going into the ground. After two seasons of relatively heavy and late thrips pressure in Georgia, it is understandable…
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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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