BASF Introduces Provysol Fungicide for Peanuts

Dan BASF, Peanuts

The 2021 peanut planting season is well underway, but still on the minds of many growers are the various issues they had to deal with last year, with leaf spot and white mold being two of those. BASF Technical Service Representative Abraham Fulmer told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman, this was an issue even in some very well rotated fields last year. Go …

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American Peanut Council to Offer Webinar

Clint Thompson Peanuts

The American Peanut Council will have a webinar titled, “Growing Together” on Wednesday, May 19. The topic is building a better peanut through desirable traits and genetic innovation. Tyron Spearman has more details.


Florida Challenged Over Pesticide Decision

Dan Citrus, Cotton, Environment, Florida, Huanglongbing (HLB)/Citrus Greening, Peanuts

(TALLAHASSEE, Wednesday, May 12, 2021/NSF) — Amid arguments about the troubled citrus industry and the health of farmworkers, a chemical company is challenging a state decision to block a pesticide that could help fight a disease that has caused massive damage in citrus groves. AgLogic Chemical, LLC filed an administrative challenge Tuesday, about three weeks after the state Department of …


Safely Fumigating Grain Bins

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

While recent rains have slowed planting progress once again across the Southeast, storage of those grain crops being planted is something to think about. According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), grain bin fumigation is a crucial but dangerous aspect of any grain farmer’s operation. They note the process of fumigating for pests begins well before grain enters the …


Southeast Cotton, Peanut Planting Near Five-Year Averages

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

Many Southeast farmers dealt with cool, wet weather to start the 2021 planting season. But according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS), both cotton and peanut planting were close to the 5-year averages this past week. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says rain in other areas of the cotton belt hampered planting. …