While we wait for the fields to dry up enough to get the 2015 planting season underway, here are a few peanut-related issues to pay attention to going into the season. – Jason Sarver
• Inoculant usage continues to be a fairly popular topic. Make sure to use a peanut-specific inoculant product. Soybean inoculant won’t . . . → Read More: 2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers
I have been surveying growers, extension folks, consultants, and industry personnel over the last few weeks and it seems that the consensus is that we are going to significantly increase peanut acreage in the 2015 growing season. I think the increase will be a combination of current growers increasing their 2014 acreage numbers, growers who have . . . → Read More: Rotation Considerations for Peanut
Find attached the agenda for the 42nd Annual Delta Ag Expo to be held in Cleveland, MS on Wednesday, January 21 and Thursday, January 22, 2015. We hope to see you in attendance at the Bolivar County Ag Expo Center. . . . → Read More: 2015 Delta Ag Expo, Cleveland, MS – January 21 and 22, 2015
The North Mississippi Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Row Crops Field Day on Thursday, August 7 will present the latest research to the area’s row-crop farmers and consultants. The field day will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lee County Agri-Center Magnolia Conference Center on Highway 145 South in Verona.
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Yesterday we found our first southern blight* damage to peanuts for 2014. The timing is not unusual, we generally start finding the disease when the crop canopy closes. What is unusual is where on the plants the disease was found.
Jason and I were in a large field of peanuts between Tchula and Greenwood. An occasional plant . . . → Read More: Checking peanuts? Take your shovel! Unlikely southern blight* expression found in south Delta.
The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Peanut Commodity Meeting will be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Monroe County Extension Office in Aberdeen. The building is located at 517 Highway 145 North in Suite 1.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to peanut growers about current issues facing the peanut industry and to . . . → Read More: Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Peanut Commodity Meeting, July 17, Aberdeen
The importance of soil moisture sensors is becoming more evident as we continue forward this growing season. Today (Monday, June 16th), we received a call regarding sensor readings that were assessed early this morning. The following are the data discussed in this scenario. . . . → Read More: Is My Soil Moisture Sensor Broke?
A corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean field day is scheduled for June 17th at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS. The general theme of the field day will include pertinent information for mid-season row crop issues. . . . → Read More: Delta Research and Extension Center’s Agronomic Crops Field Day, June 17, 2014
At planting time there are never enough hours in the day, or enough days between the last rain and the next rain. Especially when the weather has pushed the last possible planting date for the crop into â€œnext week’. So sometimes we try to get seeds into the ground even when conditions are not right. . . . → Read More: Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases
Soybean and peanut inoculant are NOT the same. Make sure the product is designed specifically for peanuts and that it is a true inoculant.
Inoculant products contain living organisms. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. If using a liquid product, use non-chlorinated water as the carrier and make sure the tank is . . . → Read More: Early-Season Considerations in Peanut – Inoculants