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38th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show set for January 16, 2014

  Make plans now to attend the 38th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga. The one-day show is open to all farmers and industry representatives and free to attendees. Peanut farmers…
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Georgia Peanut Commission to hold Farmer Appreciation Day

November 14, 2013 TIFTON, Ga. – The Georgia Peanut Commission, in cooperation with the National Peanut Buying Points Association and peanut food manufacturers, will host the 2013 Farmer Appreciation Day at the GPC office located in Tifton, Ga., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Georgia’s…
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Low Temps and Peanut Harvest

With the upcoming cool nights, peanut maturation will shut down. If the temperature dips down into the 30’s and 40’s for 3-5 consectuve days the peanut will shut down and will not reach full maturity. Also we need to watch for the chance of freezing so that we do not…
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Wet Weather and Timing for Peanut Digging.

With recent predictions for Tropical Storm Karen to bring 2-3 days of rainfall to Georgia over the weekend and early next week, many growers have questions about what is best for their peanuts that are nearing maturity.  Dr John Beasley, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist, has giving us two scenarios to think about.  …
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Getting Ready for Peanut Harvest

I ran the first Peanut Maturity Profiles in Terrell County today on some GA-06Gs and they are around two weeks from digging.  See picture below.   These peanuts were planted on April 27th which makes them 135 days old today.  They will most likely be around 150 days old at optimum…
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Peanut Disease Outlook for September

For much of the Nochaway area, we have received record rainfall for the months of June through August which have caused some delays on timely fungicide applications.    This combined with current weather conditions can make for a ‘September to Remember,’ with disease outbreaks.  Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant…
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Late Season Options for Morningglory Control in Peanuts.

Here are a few tips from UGA Weed Scientist, Dr. Eric Prostko, for late-season control of morninglory: 1) Depending upon the anticipated digging date, 2,4-DB can be used to slow down the spread/growth of annual morningglory.  However, this treatment will not provide any real control or result in complete weed…
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Reduced Nitrogen Fixation in Peanuts from Abundant Rainfall.

Here is an exert from a publication that Dr. Scott Tubbs, UGA Cooperative Extension Cropping Systems Agronomist, has shared with us about reduced nitrogen fixation in peanuts after significant rainfall. It is recommended to check fields that have received abundant amounts of rain recently for nodule activity and active N-fixation.  To…
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