Btillman

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Date registered: July 8, 2013

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  1. On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases — July 28, 2017
  2. Can I Get Some of That? If You Want to try New Peanut Varieties Ask Now — March 3, 2017
  3. When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Season — October 28, 2016
  4. Spotted Wilt Virus showing up in Jackson County Peanuts — June 17, 2016
  5. 2016 Peanut Variety Update — February 5, 2016

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On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases

The rainy June and July have been both a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because the crops have not suffered for lack of water and a curse for peanut because wet fields prevented or delayed fungicide application and because it provides ideal conditions for fungal diseases to develop.

This is especially true for leaf …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/28/on-the-lookout-for-peanut-diseases/

Can I Get Some of That? If You Want to try New Peanut Varieties Ask Now

When I was young, Sunday mornings consisted of getting ready for church, eating breakfast together as a family, and making the 30 to 45 minute ride to church, which seemed to take forever.  Breakfast was hot baked cinnamon rolls and a big glass of milk. This was a highlight of the week for us kids.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/03/03/can-i-get-some-of-that-if-you-want-to-try-new-peanut-varieties-ask-now/

When It’s All Said and Done – Lessons Learned from the 2016 Peanut Season

As the saying goes, “hind-sight is 20-20.”   As I’m writing this, peering through my bifocals, I wish my vision was still 20-20.  But that’s another topic.  As peanut harvest comes to a close, it’s often a good time to assess the successes and the disappointments of the season before they are forgotten or become exaggerated, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/10/28/when-its-all-said-and-done-lessons-learned-from-the-2016-peanut-growing-season/

Spotted Wilt Virus showing up in Jackson County Peanuts

Always unpredictable, spotted wilt disease of peanut in the southeast has ebbed and flowed over the years.  For many years, the disease was moderate to severe at the North Florida Research and Education Center near Mariana, Florida.  Then in 2010, the incidence decreased dramatically with only the most susceptible lines showing a few symptomatic plants …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/06/17/spotted-wilt-virus-showing-up-in-jackson-county-peanuts/

2016 Peanut Variety Update

Yield Potential

While the majority of seed for peanut planting this year will be Georiga-06G, there are several varieties in seed increase that farmers should become familiar with. Table 1 shows the performance of peanut varieties in Florida over the past four years in both irrigated and non-irrigated production. Note that in a two year …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/02/05/2016-peanut-variety-update/

Peanut Planting and Variety Decisions

Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder

Peanut planting time is just around the corner for most of the Florida panhandle, and warm April temperatures across the southeastern peanut belt mean that planting could begin sooner rather than later.  In fact, planting is well underway in Levy, Marion and surrounding counties in central Florida.

There are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/04/17/peanut-planting-and-variety-decisions/

2014 UF Peanut Variety Test Results

Peanut planting season is months away, but it’s not too early to begin choosing varieties to plant. The 2014 variety performance data is hot off the press and can provide a tool to compare and contrast peanut varieties. Table 1 presents the University of Florida peanut variety performance from 2011 through 2014 for pod yield …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/01/09/2014-uf-peanut-variety-test-results/

It is Not Too Early to Start Tracking Peanut Maturity

Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder

You may think it is too soon to start thinking about peanut maturity. After all, thanks to a cool, wet spring, most farms have only recently finished planting!  However, maturity determination is one of the least precise, and most challenging skills required for successful peanut farming.  Understanding the key factors …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/06/20/it-is-not-too-early-to-start-tracking-peanut-maturity/

New University of Florida Peanut Varieties for 2014

Two new peanut varieties, FloRunTM ‘107 and TUFRunnerTM ‘727’, from the University of Florida will be available for planting in 2014.  Both varieties were selected for high oleic oil chemistry, as well as disease resistance for high yield potential.

High oleic peanuts have been naturally selected for a higher level of a healthier monounsaturated …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/12/20/new-university-of-florida-peanut-varieties-for-2014/

Leaf Spot Threatens Panhandle Peanuts

Evidence of the exceptionally wet weather in July and August is beginning to show up as the Florida Panhandle peanut harvest begins. The common foliar disease, leaf spot, caused by a fungus is making an area wide appearance.

“Many counties in the Florida panhandle received so much rain during the late summer period that spraying …

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Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2013/09/27/leaf-spot-appears-in-panhandle-peanuts/