Weather Delay for State Peanut Growers Meeting

The State Peanut Meeting will be delayed by 1 hour.

 The meeting will now start at 10:00 am due to potential weather realted issues.

 We will continue to update you through the week as to changes in the schedule. Thanks for your support and understanding.

South Carolina

State Peanut Growers’ Meeting

 The annual South Carolina State Peanut Growers’ Meeting will be held at the Santee Convention Center in Santee, SC on January 30,  2014.

The Santee Convention Center is located at 1737 Bass Drive/HWY 15 (Exit 98 on I95), Santee, SC 29142.

2014 South Carolina Peanut Growers Meeting

35th Annual South Carolina Peanut Growers’ Meeting

30 January 2014

Santee Convention Center, Santee, South Carolina

1737 Bass Drive/HWY 15 (Off of Exit 98 on I-95)

8:00 – 9:00 Sponsors’ Display Setup

9:00     Registration and Industry Exhibits

9:30     Prize Drawings* – Jerry Dowdy, Sponsor Coordinator

9:40     Welcome – Richard Rentz, Chairman South Carolina Peanut Board

9:50     Virginia Type Peanut Market Update – Dell Cotton, Director, Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Assoc.

10:05   Fertility Management Decisions – Dr. Glenn Harris, Peanut Extension Agronomist, University of Georgia. 

10:45   Break and Prize Drawings*

11:00   Research Progress Report – Scott Monfort, Shyam Tallury and James   Thomas, Clemson University

              Variety Performance – Top Virginia and Runner Choices for 2014

              Improving Our Fungicide Programs

             Bailey and Reduced Fungicide Programs

             Insecticides and TSWV

             Peanut Breeding Program

*Prize eligibility: 2012 commercial peanut growers who intend to plant peanuts in 2013.

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

SC Department of AG Update — Hugh Weathers, Commissioner, S. C. Dept. of Agriculture

SC Farm Bureau —

S. C. Peanut Board Yield Contest Awards – Marianne Copelan, S. C. Dept. of Agriculture

Prize Drawings*

1:15     Peanuts, Politics, and Markets – J. Tyron Spearman, The Spearman Agency, Tifton, GA

1:45     National Peanut Board Director’s Update – Cathy Johnson, Marketing & Communications Specialist

2:00     Prize Drawings including Grand Prize*

 

*A variety of door prizes will be given out during the State Peanut Meeting ranging in value from $25 to $10,000.

Grand Prizes

1.) KMC is offering the lucky winner $1,000 in cash. Additionally, the winner will receive a certificate good for $6,000 towards the purchase of a new 2014 KMC Six Row Peanut Combine, or lesser amounts towards the purchase of another new 2014 KMC complete implement. These discounts are non-transferrable.

2.) Amadas Industries: providing an equipment discount certificate worth $10,000 toward the purchase of a self-propelled peanut combine, or $5000.00 toward the purchase of a pull-type peanut combine, or $1000.00 toward the purchase of other Amadas Industries equipment.

3.) Colombo NA: providing an equipment discount certificate worth $10,000 toward the purchase of a 6 row peanut combine.

*** The winners must be certified as an active peanut grower with an FSA farm number.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA COTTON GROWERS’ ANNUAL MEETING

Please join us on 23 JANUARY 2014 for the SOUTH CAROLINA COTTON GROWERS’ ANNUAL MEETING at:

CINEMA ROOMS, 1225 ORANGEBURG MALL CIRCLE

ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA

SPONSORED BY:

South Carolina Cotton Board and Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service

Another Free Mobile App from Clemson University (“Mix My Sprayer”)

With the help of our Mobile Innovation Team at Clemson University, I have created another mobile app that can be downloaded for free at the Google Play Store and the iTunes Store.  This app, called “Mix My Sprayer” was created to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment.  Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category.  You simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size.  Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons.  Products are saved with the user settings last used.

Check it out at: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/mobile-apps/ on your mobile device for download.

The “Calibrate My Sprayer” mobile app is also still available for free at the same link, or you can go to the appropriate Store (Google Play or iTunes), search for the app, and download onto your device.  Don’t forget to rate the app after you try it out.

Thanks,

Jeremy

2014 South Carolina State Peanut Growers’ Meeting

The annual South Carolina State Peanut Growers’ Meeting will be held at the Santee Convention Center in Santee, SC on January 30,  2014.  The annual meeting is great source of information for peanut marketing updates and state peanut board funded promotion and research projects.

Speakers include:

  • Dell Cotton,       Executive Director of the Virginia Peanut Growers Association
  • Bob Parker,      Executive Director for the National Peanut Board
  • Tyron Spearman,      Editor for the Peanut Farm Market News
  • Glenn Harris,      Extension Fertility Specialist for UGA
  • Scott Monfort,      Clemson Extension Peanut Specialist
  • Shyam Tallury,      Clemson Peanut Breeder

The meeting will start at 9:00 am.

Please contact Scott Monfort at 803-335-8531 if you have questions regarding the meeting or if you would like to be a sponsor.

*A variety of door prizes will be given out during the State Peanut Meeting ranging in value from $25 to $10,000.

The Santee Convention Center is located at 1737 Bass Drive/HWY 15 (Exit 98 on I95), Santee, SC 29142. 

 

Cotton/Soybean Field Day at Clemson University’s Edisto REC

Please plan to attend the annual Cotton/Soybean Field Day to be held next week (Thursday, 10 October) at the Edisto REC near Blackville, SC.

Registration will end at 4:00PM, when the tour promptly begins, and supper will be served at 6:30PM.

COTTON AND SOYBEAN FIELD DAY

10 October 2013 (Thursday PM)

Clemson University Edisto Research and Education Center (Blackville, SC)

Registration will begin at 3:30 PM

TOUR- Begins promptly at 4:00 PM

Dinner at 6:30 PM

Field tour topics will include irrigation management, weed control programs, insect management strategies, fertility, plant diseases, and interplanted crops.

Pesticide and CCA credits will be available after the tour.

“Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ag-es, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sex-ual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.”

Contact Dr. Mike Marshall (lead organizer), if you have any questions (marsha3@clemson.edu).

Thanks!

Jeremy Greene

2013 CORN AND PEANUT FIELD DAY

 EDISTO REC, BLACKVILLE, SC

64 RESEARCH ROAD

 

September 5, 2013

 

8:30-9:30                   REGISTRATION

9:30- Noon                 Field Tour

 

PEANUT TOUR – Tour stops presented by Dr. Scott Monfort, James Thomas, Dr. Shyam Tallury, Dr. Mike Marshall, David Gunter, and Dr. Francis Reay-Jones

Tour Stop I.

 a. Foliar Disease Research

  • Fungicide Program Preventative and Rescue

b. Apogee Plant Growth Regulator

Tour Stop II.

a. Variety Challenge

  • Comparison of new vs. standard runner and Virginia types.

b. Peanut Breeding Program

c. Thrips and TSWV Management

Tour Stop III.

a. Brake Herbicide in Peanut

b. Grain Sorghum Production in Savannah Valley

 

Noon- 1:00 p.m.   Lunch and Indoor Program

Dr. John Mueller, Edisto REC Director, Clemson University

Dr. George Askew, Clemson University

Mr. David Winkles, Farm Bureau

Mr. Harry Ott, FSA Director

 

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.  CORN PRODUCTION PROGRAM:

 

Corn Year End Review and Variety Test – David Gunter, Clemson University

Corn Weed Management  –Mike Marshall, Clemson University

Insect Management in Corn — Francis Reay-Jones, Clemson University

Disease and Insect Update

 

Good Day Everyone,

 

Field conditions are improving for most of the state allowing growers to make some headway in managing their weed, disease, and insect problems. Like mentioned in the previous newsletter, disease is becoming more active throughout the state. With this in mind, try to remain on a timely schedule with your fungicides. Some of the disease being observed is Early Leaf spot, Funky Leaf Spot, White Mold, and CBR. Funky leaf spot has been observed in many fields. Symptoms appear early in the growing season on the lower to mid canopy leaves. Lesions look like early leaf spot, but spores are never observed in the lesion. Some defoliation may occur, but yield losses have not been demonstrated. Fungicides do not control funky leaf spot; therefore, growers need to be aware of which leaf spot they have before applying an additional fungicide.

 

Along with diseases, foliage feeding insects are being observed in a few fields. This is not a warning for insects or a need for an insecticide application rather a reminder to begin scouting for insects in your fields in the upcoming weeks. Scouting procedures and recommendations for foliage feeders are:

  • Use a 3′ shake cloth to look for worms
  • Work the dowel handle up under the lateral stems to the plant crown and bend the other side of the plants over the cloth; then beat down vigorously 15 times to knock the worms onto the cloth. Shake the plants, bend them back out of the way, and count the worms on the cloth. Also count the worms under the cloth on both sides of the row to calculate worms per row ft.
  • Check 3-5 areas of the field.
  • Unstressed peanuts can tolerate 8 foliage feeding worms per row ft.
  • The treatment threshold is 4 worms per row ft. on stressed plants which have not lapped the middle or where Lorsban has previously been applied.

Remember unnecessary insecticide applications can flare other insect like spider mites.

 

Please let me know if I can help in any way.

 

Scott

Cell phone: 803-335-8531

Peanut / Corn Field Day —– Edisto REC, Clemson University

Please mark your calendar now for the 2013 South Carolina Peanut/Corn Field Day on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Edisto REC in Blackville.

 

EDISTO RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER

64 Research Road, Blackville, SC

2013 EDISTO FALL FIELD DAY

8:30-9:30                     REGISTRATION

9:30– Noon                 Field Tour 

Peanut Stop I.

Foliar and soilborne Disease Research

Varieties – Disease Screen  — New & Experimental Virginia and Runner Varieties

Peanut Stop II.

Variety Challenge– Comparison of new vs. standard runner and Virginia types.

TSWV Resistance – Insecticide Trials

Peanut Stop III.

Brake Herbicide in Peanut

Sorghum Stop IV.

Grain Sorghum Production in Savannah Valley

 

Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 PM

 

1:00 – 2:00 PM                       Corn Field Tour/Presentation

 

Corn Variety Tests Results, Variable Seed Rate, Disease in Review

 

Corn Weed Management

 

Insect Management in Corn

Mid-Season Disease Mangement Adjustment

Good Day Everyone,

The rain continues to fall in South Carolina. A majority of the peanut producing counties have received more than 6 inches of rain over the last two weeks with more in the forecast for today. The good news, after today, is rain chances for the next seven days are minimal. This is great news if the predictions hold true.   The question is “what kind of impact will the excessive moisture received over the last few weeks along with hotter conditions in the coming week have on disease development?”  To be blunt, we could see high levels of disease start to develop and spread in the month of July.  For this reason, growers will need to adjust their fungicide programs to remain ahead of any potential disease problems.  These changes in the recommendations pertain to all peanut varieties.

 

Things to consider over the few weeks:

1.)  Disease Management

Resistant Varieties (Bailey and Sugg) –  

For peanuts currently at or before 45 Days After Planting (DAP) –

  • Apply a leaf spot fungicide like Headline (6 oz/ac) with tebuconazole (7.2 oz/ac)
  • I would assess conditions at 60 DAP before deciding on what fungicide to apply — you may only need Bravo + Tebuconazole for the 60, 75, and 90 DAP applications.

For peanuts currently at 60 Days After Planting (DAP)–

  • Apply leaf spot fungicide plus a soilborne fungicide – see examples below
    • Headline (6 oz/ac)+ Convoy (13 oz/ac)
    • Abound (18.5 oz/ac) + Alto (5.5 oz/ac)
    • Fontelis (16 oz/ac)
    • Provost (10.7 oz/ac)

I would assess conditions at 75 DAP before deciding on what fungicide to apply — you may only need Bravo + Tebuconazole for the 75, 90, and 105 DAP applications.

 

Susceptible Varieties (runners and Virginias) –  

The fungicide recommendations for the more susceptible varieties like Champs, Spain, and all runners are similar to the recommendations above.

For peanuts at or before 45 Days After Planting (DAP) –

  • Apply a leaf spot fungicide like Headline (9 oz/ac) with tebuconazole (7.2 oz/ac)

For peanuts at 60 Days After Planting (DAP) –

  • Apply a highly effective leaf spot fungicide plus a soilborne fungicide – see examples below
    • Headline (9 oz/ac)+ Convoy (16 oz/ac)
    • Abound (18.5 oz/ac) + Alto (5.5 oz/ac)
    • Fontelis (16 oz/ac)
    • Provost (10.7 oz/ac)

Growers need to choose a fungicide program that has proven to be highly effective on soilborne and foliar diseases and remain timely on your applications for the entire growing season.  Please see the 2013 Peanut Money Maker for fungicide program examples.  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/rowcrops/peanuts/peanut_guide/peanutguide2013.pdf/diseases13.pdf —- page 44 and 45

 

2.)  What can I do for a gypsum alternative for calcium?

The excessive rains have inhibited gypsum applications throughout much of the state.  Even if the rain stopped today, it will likely be next week or longer before growers can resume gypsum application. With some peanuts 50 to 60 days old, growers are getting worried that they have missed the optimal timing for gypsum application to have adequate available calcium during pod formation.   Unfortunately there is little we can do but try to apply the gypsum as soon as we can and hope for the best.  The biggest risk is for the Virginia type peanut varieties.  One potential option for growers with irrigation is applying liquid calcium chloride (“HI-CAL” from Tetra Technologies, Inc.) through the pivot at 20 gal per acre at 60 to 75 DAP.   Twenty gallons of HI-CAL provides roughly 27.36 lbs of available or soluble calcium per acre.  Although HI-CAL has not been tested in South Carolina, results from states have been promising as a calcium supplement for peanut.  Please contact me if you need further information.

 

Please let me know if I can help in any way.

 

Scott

Cell phone: 803-335-8531