“Plug and Play” Peanut Varieties?

“Plug and Play” Peanut Varieties?

– Dr. Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder, North Florida Research and Education Center, Marianna In this technological age, we’ve all grown accustomed to the ability to simply plug in a new device and see it work.  Mostly gone are the old days, when we...
Why is There So Much Spotted Wilt in Peanut Fields this Year?

Why is There So Much Spotted Wilt in Peanut Fields this Year?

Ten years ago, I stood in a peanut field planted in late April surveying significant damage from spotted wilt.   One year later in 2010, and for the next 8 years, spotted wilt would not make a significant presence across the Southeastern Peanut Belt.  In fact, some...
Peanut Variety Options for the 2019 Season

Peanut Variety Options for the 2019 Season

Last week, I finished the final winter meeting of the year discussing the slate of peanut varieties available (many on a limited basis) for the 2019 season.   The yield test information from across the southeast shows that many of our new peanut varieties have similar...