“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 …

Audio, GMO, Government, Peanuts

Peanut Research Future Includes Georgia Tech

Cindy Zimmerman

Georgia Tech is new to the peanut research world but Doug Britton who manages the Agricultural Research Program at the university believes they are bringing a new perspective and expertise to the table. “Georgia Tech has a great engineering and science faculty,” said Britton. “A lot of things that we develop are in manufacturing or other aspects of engineering and …

Audio, Peanuts, Research, UAV, University

Bayer CropScience Cotton & Peanut Insecticide Registration

Jamie Johansen

Bayer CropScience anticipates the registration of their newest insecticide/nematicide for the 2015 cotton and peanut season in the Southeast. Expected to become the new best management practice in southern row crops, Velum® Total insecticide/nematicide will deliver wide spectrum, long-lasting control of nematodes and early season insects for better ROI. Velum Total is a unique blend of active ingredients that work …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Cotton, Insecticide, Peanuts