AMVAC THIMET Helps Fight Tomato Spotted Wilt

cindy zimmerman

AMVAC insecticide THIMET is a tried and true organophosphate for the control of sucking pests, mites and other major insects in a wide variety of crops, including peanuts. AMVAC technical service rep Wen Carter says THIMET also helps protect against tomato spotted wilt virus. “Over the past 4-5 years we’ve seen an increase in incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Peanuts, SPGC

NewLeaf Symbiotics Offers New Class of Biologicals

cindy zimmerman

NewLeaf Symbiotics launched a new class of agricultural biologicals this year. Terrasym nutrient-enhancing products are natural, beneficial biologicals called M-trophs. Terrasym 401 is a seed treatment for soybeans that maximizes the yield potential by enhancing plant nutrition and Terrasym 402 is a bio-complement applied to peanuts that provides season-long performance and significantly higher yields. Both products are marketed through a …

AgWired Precision, Audio, biologicals, Biostimulants, Peanuts, Soybean

New FMC Fungicide for Peanuts Coming Soon

cindy zimmerman

FMC Agricultural Solutions joined the Southern Peanut Growers Conference family this year as a new sponsor. Regional sales rep Cindy Kurtz was pleased to attend the event and talk about what they have to offer peanut farmers, including a new fungicide with expected registration in 2019. “Lucento is going to be a fantastic product for peanut farmers in the southeast …

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Bayer Showcases Cotton and Peanuts

cindy zimmerman

The peanut and cotton crops are looking especially good right now in Georgia and with harvest still about two weeks away farmers are hopeful Hurricane Irma will spare them. “Harvest season is always critical and you can have a great year and it all be ruined by one hurricane,” said Keith Rucker, Bayer Southeast region technical service rep, during a …

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Congressmen Talk Farm Bill at Peanut Meeting

cindy zimmerman

U.S. Representatives Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Austin Scott (R-GA) both shared their perspectives on the new administration, gridlock in Congress, and the outlook for a 2018 farm bill at the 2017 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Saturday. “It’s going to be a tough fight, I don’t want anybody to fool themselves,” said Rep. Rogers about getting the next farm bill passed …

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“Peanut Program Works” Website and Video Launched

cindy zimmerman

As preparations for the 2018 Farm Bill begin, the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation (SPFF) has launched a website and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill. Through the website, SPFF aims to educate policymakers, farmers and the agriculture community about why the Peanut Program must be retained in the upcoming …

AgWired Precision, Farm Bill, Peanuts

Pod Blasting to Determine Peanut Maturity

Kelly Marshall

In case you thought you’d seen it all, peanut farmers are using a new precision tool- the pressure washer. For many years, growers have used a pocketknife or other sharp object to scrape away the outer shell of the peanut to determine the level of maturity. Now, reports Kris Balkcom, a peanut research associate with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the …


Provost Opti Fungicide Improves Peanut Yields

Lizzy Schultz

Bayer Crop Science has introduced Provost Opti Fungicide to its 2016 product line, offering peanut farmers an option to increase protection against soilborne and leaf spot diseases. The broad-spectrum fungicide features a new formulation this year, offering the same proven disease protection and efficacy with enhanced tank mix flexibility. “Provost has ranked at or near the top of university trials …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, Fungicides, Peanuts

Florida Congressman Pleased with Labeling Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, addressed the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Georgia last week, right after the House passed H.R. 1599, the Safe and Affordable Food Labeling Act. “That was something that was needed because there’s so much misinformation about what a GMO is or what it isn’t,” said Rep. Yoho in an …

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