In this Issue:
  • Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health
  • Diagnosing the Cause of Yellowing Peanut Fields
  • WFREC Row Crop Field Day – August 22
  • New UF/IFAS Entomologist is Surveying Insect Pests in Panhandle Row Crops
  • On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases
  • Peanut Field Day- August 17th (CEUs Available)
  • Beneficial Parasitic Wasps in Peanuts
  • Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works
  • Rain Keeping You from Applying Gypsum to Your Peanuts this Year?
  • Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour July 6
  • Peanut

    Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health

    David Hensley and Diane Rowland, UF/IFAS Agronomy Department

    One of the primary benefits of growing legumes like peanut is their ability to convert nitrogen in the atmosphere to a form that is available for use throughout the plant. They do this by forming a symbiosis (a mutual “partnership”) with bacteria known as Rhizobia. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/peanut-nodule-analysis-to-assess-crop-health/

    Diagnosing the Cause of Yellowing Peanut Fields

    It happens every year. You cruise peanut fields and see spots of yellowing in a field.  The million dollar question is, “What is causing this yellowing?”  Unfortunately, there are many answers to this question. Problems that cause yellowing in peanuts can Include:

    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/18/diagnosing-the-cause-of-yellowing-in-peanut-fields/

    WFREC Row Crop Field Day – August 22

    Please join us on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM central time for the annual Extension Farm Field Day at  the West Florida Research & Education Center (WFREC) at the Jay Research Facility (4253 Experiment Road, Hwy 182, Jay FL 32565).

    The following topics will be covered:

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    New UF/IFAS Entomologist is Surveying Insect Pests in Panhandle Row Crops

    Silvana Paula-Moraes began working in the fall of 2016 at the  UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center (WFREC) based in Jay, Florida. Originally from Brazil, Dr. Moraes completed her PhD in Nebraska.  Her research has been dedicated to address several aspects of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Insect Resistance Management (IRM) for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/08/11/new-ufifas-entomologist-is-surveying-insect-pests-in-panhandle-row-crops/

    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/

    Peanut Field Day- August 17th (CEUs Available)

    The annual Peanut Field Day will be held at the Marianna North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) on Thursday, August 17, 2017 starting with registration at 7:45 AM (CDT) and ending with a sponsored lunch at the nearby Sunland Pavilion.

    CEUs will be available at registration. This event has been approved for …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/14/peanut-field-day-august-17th-ceus-available/

    Beneficial Parasitic Wasps in Peanuts

    Insect management tends to focus on pests that cause damage and reduce yields, but one aspect of integrated pest management (IPM) includes the knowledge of beneficial insects that naturally control those pests.  In peanuts, there are several different beneficial parasitoids that can be found preying on pest insects in the southern U.S.  A parasitoid is …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/07/07/beneficial-parasitic-wasps-in-peanuts/

    Friday Feature: The Peanut Program Works

    This week’s featured video was developed by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation.   They have launched  a campaign called The Peanut Program Works to provide support for the Price Loss Coverage or PLC Program implemented with the 2014 Farm Bill, as lawmakers begin to discuss the next Farm Bill.  This video features …

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    Rain Keeping You from Applying Gypsum to Your Peanuts this Year?

    Area farmers have had numerous challenges to deal with already in this growing season.  With so much rain over the past two weeks, many farmers have had their production schedule wrecked.  Questions have been coming in about a wide range of crop issues, because wet fields have delayed management practices.  One that has been repeated …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/23/rain-keeping-you-from-applying-gypsum-to-your-peanuts-this-year/

    Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour July 6

    Gulf Coast Crop Protection Tour Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center 8300 AL Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL 36532

    Registration begins at 7:15 AM Central. Tour begins at 7:45 AM.

    Topics will include auxin herbicide usage, pigweed control in cotton and peanut, southern corn rust, target spot and cotton insect management, as …

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