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Posts From Brendan Zurweller, Extension Peanut Specialist, Mississippi State University

2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers

2015 Early-Season Peanut Pointers Updated

🕔10:01, 26.Mar 2015

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

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Rotation Considerations for Peanut

Rotation Considerations for Peanut Updated

🕔11:15, 4.Feb 2015

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

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Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Peanut Commodity Meeting, July 17, Aberdeen Updated

🕔16:57, 2.Jul 2014

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

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Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases

Peanut Emergence and Seed Diseases Updated

🕔17:15, 12.May 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 “next week’. So sometimes we try to get seeds into the ground even when conditions are not right.

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Early-Season Considerations in Peanut – Inoculants Updated

🕔15:48, 6.May 2014

Quick Points: 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

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Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg

Mississippi Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting Set for February 12-13, Hattiesburg Updated

🕔13:06, 6.Feb 2014

The Mississippi Peanut Growers Association 9th annual meeting and trade show will take place at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg on February 12-13, 2014.  This year’s program stands to be one of the best in the history of the

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Peanut Varieties in Short Supply Updated

🕔10:33, 10.Mar 2011

During the production season of 2010, much of the peanut producing area suffered harsh drought conditions.  This led to reduced yields and quality problems on last years crop, and will have lasting effects into this season.  Dr. John Beasley, Peanut

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Evaluation of Tillage Systems as Related to Peanut Yield

Evaluation of Tillage Systems as Related to Peanut Yield Updated

🕔13:20, 24.Jan 2011

Tillage operations vary greatly in peanut production across the state of Mississippi. Generally, there is more use of conservation tillage in the southern areas, and more conventional tillage in the northern areas. Most of the conservation tillage involves some type of strip tillage operation, while conventional tillage usually includes at least one disking followed by a field cultivator or do-all to break up clods, and in some cases, raised beds are utilized. This study was designed to evaluate the effects of different tillage systems as they relate to peanut yield.

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Evaluation of Peanut Prescription Rx Program in Mississippi

Evaluation of Peanut Prescription Rx Program in Mississippi Updated

🕔12:50, 24.Jan 2011

The Peanut Prescription Rx Program has proven successful in peanut producing areas for several years, and some growers in Mississippi are trying this on their farms. The program utilizes several factors to determine the risk of infection from a particular disease. After the risk has been assessed, a prescription fungicide recommendation can then be made. This study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of this program in Mississippi.

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Evaluation of Peanut Varieties in Mississippi, 2010

Evaluation of Peanut Varieties in Mississippi, 2010 Updated

🕔10:41, 24.Jan 2011

Over the past several years, many new peanut varieties have been released. These varieties have improved resistance to diseases, as well as higher yield potential. This study is designed to help determine how varieties perform in Mississippi. Varieties were selected from newly released varieties, varieties to be released in the near future, and varieties that have become the standard over the years.

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