The Multi-Commodity Phenotyping Initiative kicked off joint activities by hosting an educational webinar for representatives from member organizations on the current state of phenotyping science and current U.S. government phenotyping programs. This first step, which was organized by the National Corn Growers Association, provided a strong foundation for the coalition moving forward.
The Initiative brings together groups representing citrus, corn, cotton, fruit tree, peanut, sorghum, soybean, sunflower, vegetable Read the rest of this entry »
Shellers are cautioning farmers not to use chemicals that have certain products in them due to the fact their use on peanuts may leave a residual that can cause rejection of peanut products by the European Union or other customers. Tyron Spearman has the details.
Cotton and peanut farmers across Georgia are invited to attend the annual research field day next Wednesday, Sept. 7th in Tifton. The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor the joint event.
THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 1, 2016………. Evacuations have been ordered for several Gulf Coast communities and state parks across North and Central Florida as the Sunshine State braces for the first hit from a hurricane in more than a decade.
“This is life-threatening. We have a hurricane,” Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday afternoon after Tropical Storm Hermine was upgraded to Hurricane Hermine. “You can rebuild a home. You can rebuild property. You cannot rebuild a life.”
TIFTON/MACON, GA (Sept. 1, 2016) – The Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Farm Bureau applaud the efforts today of the Peanut Standards Board which voted to raise the grading score used to classify farmer stock peanuts as SEG 2’s from 2.49 percent to 3.49 percent. This effort will benefit American peanut farmers who have been Read the rest of this entry »
We told you recently that peanut butter had been donated to the flood stricken areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, and now dollars are being collected for future needs. Tyron Spearman has that story, along with an update out of China concerning the amount of peanuts they plan to plant during the next season.
The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, invites growers to attend their joint research field day on Wednesday, September 7 in Tifton, Georgia. Tyron Spearman has more details.
Earlier in the season, due to the high number of peanut stocks and amount of peanut acreage being planted, farmers were told to make sure they had a federally approved peanut warehouse available before harvest. But exports have been better than first thought, and as Tyron Spearman reports, a few trade teams are coming to the U.S. to see about getting more of our peanuts.
Rains across Georgia have not been as general as some would hope, and certain areas are much drier than others. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black is very aware of this and has experienced that, along with army worms, in his area of the state.
The October issue of Citrus Industry magazine is coming soon to your mailbox or in box! Many readers will recognize the subject of this issue’s cover story. Allen Morris has played several roles in Florida’s citrus industry during the past three decades. You may know Morris as an economist, business consultant, marketer or author. He […]
Citrus growers sometimes ask University of Florida entomologist Phil Stansly why they should continue to spray for HLB-spreading psyllids when trees are already infected with the disease. Stansly answered that question at Citrus Expo in August. “There are two issues with HLB,” Stansly says in this interview with Tacy Callies summarizing his Expo presentation. “One […]