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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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Peanut and Corn Disease Update

Peanuts Area peanut growers are now beginning to consider protecting their crop with fungicide applications.  However there have been some reports of a shortage of Chlorothalonil (Bravo, Echo, Chloranil, and others) this season.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait on the current Peanut Disease control situation:…
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Valor injury on Peanuts

Valor is a very important tool in the fight against pigweed in peanuts. Peanut fields that were hit with heavy rainfall at the cracking stage has had some injury this year. Here are some words from UGA Weed Scientists, Dr. Eric Prostko, on Valor injury. 1) Valor injury should not be…
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Thrips

Last year we saw lots of thrips damage to peanuts. I saw some fields that were treated in some way or form 3 different times. Last year was a perfect storm for the thrips but in the end we managed through and still had some outstanding peanut yields in the area….
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Warrant + Valor for Weed Control in Peanut

Here are a few  thoughts from UGA Weed Specialist, Dr. Eric Prostko, on Warrent. 1) The combination of Valor + Warrant is a perfectly legal/labeled option for GA peanut growers. 2) There is not a lot of evidence in peanut to suggest that Warrant + Valor is significantly better on Palmer…
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