Peanut Update — Early Season Problems

Good Day Everyone, The peanut planting season is slowly coming to a close. The May 20th crop progress report indicated we were somewhere around 63% planted. I think we will be 80-85% planted by the end of this week. For the most part, emergence has been okay with only a few isolated germination problems with a … Read more

Precautions on using Valor SX in peanuts

Valor SX (flumioxazin) continues to be our most effective soil applied herbicide for control of glyphosate- and ALS-resistant Palmer amaranth in peanuts.  According to the label, Valor SX should be applied immediately after planting but no later than 2 days after planting.  Of course, not everything goes to plan.  Some precautions to note: If the … Read more

Peanut Acreage For 2012 – It’s All On Paper For The Moment

The projected planted acres for SC as indicated by reports from our growers came in late last week.   If South Carolina growers plant all of the acres suggested by the March 30, 2012 report, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), we will set another planting record of 105,000 acres.  This is a 36% increase … Read more