Can Growth Regulators Boost Peanut Yields?

Can Growth Regulators Boost Peanut Yields?

Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder, and Scott Monfort, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist Excessive peanut vine growth can be problematic in several ways.  First, too much vine can increase disease because of the ability of the canopy to hold moisture and the...
“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...