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Is it time to plant peanuts?

  With the warm sunny days we have had towards the end of this week, several growers have asked about planting peanuts once it dries out.  Here are some comments from last week by UGA Agronomist Dr. Scott Tubbs on the topic: Shortly after my March Peanut Pointers article on Soil  Temperature…
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Preplant herbicide options for peanut growers

With everyone busy with field preparations for cotton and peanuts, a few have had questions about peanut herbicides for chemical weed burndown.   Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, has sent us a  few comments about the options available to peanut growers for their preplant burndown program.  Here a few…
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Peanut Inoculant Considerations

It’s  been a cool and wet winter, and we’re coming out of what was the wettest year  on record in many locations.  This would  be a good time to refresh your memories on peanut inoculant applications. UGA Agronomist, Dr. Scott Tubbs, has a few words to help us out with inoculation…
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Soil Temperature and Weather Forecast

About 2 weeks ago I posted on soil temperatures for planting corn. I am just now seeing some growers get in the field and start. We have a a few cold days forcasted in the next 10 days but the highs should even out the 2 inch soil temperature. So even…
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Anticipating Disease Management For 2014 Peanut Crop

Even though we are still a ways off from planting peanuts, it’s never to early to begin to prepare for disease management for the upcoming season. Dr.  Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, gives us a few pointers on disease control for the upcoming peanut crop. These include: Based  upon predicted climate…
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Peanut Yields and Cobra + 2,4D-B

Because of crop rotation concerns, resistance concerns, or just personal preference, some growers are choosing to use Cobra (or Ultra Blazer) and 2,4-DB in their Peanut Herbicide programs in place of Cadre. Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist, has provided the following information regarding the use of these products in relation to…
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Warrant Receives Peanut Label

Warrant recently received both federal (January) and state (February) approvals for use on peanuts in Georgia. Here are a few thoughts, from UGA Weed Scientist Dr. Eric Prostko, regarding its potential use in 2014: 1) The current supplemental label only permits PRE and/or EPOST applications (before flowering). 2) Of these 2…
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Georgia Peanut Commission to host Farm Bill training in South Georgia.

Area peanut growers are invited to learn more about the recent Farm Bill.  The Georgia Peanut Commission will host a Farm Bill Update Meeting in Tifton at the Tifton Campus Conference Center’s small auditorium(RDC Building).  This meeting will also be broadcast to five other locations across the state.  The closest…
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