Early Season Update

We are slowly beginning to warm up and growers are starting to prepare land for the 2013 growing season.  One of the questions we have all asked is “what can we expect in the way of acres this year”.  This is not an easy one to answer.  Based on all of the talk around the … Read more

2012 Variety Evaluations for Disease Resistance and Performance

I have received a lot of questions over the last week regarding variety performance and disease resistance compared to Bailey (our new standard). With this in mind, I have pulled together all of our results from this past year.  Remember to keep in mind the disease package when picking a variety (Not just Yield and … Read more

Harvest Begins in South Carolina

Harvest is just around the corner.  Growers attended several maturity clinics this past week to get a glimpse at when to start digging peanuts.  Based on the samples blasted, several April planted fields (Virginia type peanuts) are ready to dig or are within a week of being ready.  The bad thing is not all April … Read more

Peanut /Corn Field Day – September 6, 2012, Edisto REC, Blacville, SC

Please mark your calendar now for the 2012 South Carolina Peanut Field Day on Thursday, 6 Sept. (always first Thursday in Sept.) at the Edisto REC    EDISTO RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER 64 REARCH ROAD, BLACKVILLE, SC 2012 EDISTO FALL FIELD DAY 8:30-9:30                     REGISTRATION 9:30– Noon                 Peanut Field Tour Tour Stop I. A. Soil Borne Disease Research ¨  … Read more

Late Season Concerns

Overall, the peanut crop still looks great. We look to be a few weeks out from digging except for a of couple fields. This is a good thing considering the potential of Tropical storm Isaac visiting us next week.  The negative side to Isaac will be the increase in disease pressure as a result of … Read more