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South Carolina Peanuts: Speed Matters When Digging

South Carolina Peanuts: Speed Matters When Digging

👤By Scott Miller, Clemson University 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Driving too quickly can lead to significant losses when digging peanuts, according to a recent study by Clemson University agricultural engineer Kendall Kirk. Farmers often push digger speeds to save time or to outrace inclement weather, but driving too fast

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Florida Peanuts: Wet Conditions Delay Digging, Farmers Falling Behind

Florida Peanuts: Wet Conditions Delay Digging, Farmers Falling Behind

👤By Mace Bauer, University of Florida 🕔Sep 20, 2017

Peanut harvest in our part of North Florida started in the second half of August with the digging of peanuts planted in the first days of April. Rainfall and, more recently, Hurricane Irma, have put a dent in our progress.

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North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Moves Ahead, Early Soybean Harvest Begins

North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Moves Ahead, Early Soybean Harvest Begins

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. Extension Comments Dwayne Tate – Agronomist Region 12 Hurricane Irma dumped 3-5 inches of rain across region. Total crop damage from flooding and wind yet to be fully assessed.

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Virginia Field Reports: Good Week for Corn Harvest

Virginia Field Reports: Good Week for Corn Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) We are rather dry.

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Georgia Field Reports: Cotton, Pecans Take Brunt of Irma Damage

Georgia Field Reports: Cotton, Pecans Take Brunt of Irma Damage

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. County Comments Nathan Eason, White County  Hurricane Irma brought down lots of trees on pasture fences. Poultry houses fared well, besides losing power. Most got their generators running and

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Georgia Field Reports: Hurricane Irma Sends Farmers Into Lockdown

Georgia Field Reports: Hurricane Irma Sends Farmers Into Lockdown

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 10, 2017. County Comments Brenda Jackson, Murray County  Hay cutting is ongoing. Growers are attempting to get it done before Irma arrives.  Trey Gafnea, Jasper County  Jasper County had a fairly

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South Carolina Peanuts: Should You Spray Before the Storm?

South Carolina Peanuts: Should You Spray Before the Storm?

👤By Dan Anco, Clemson University Peanut Specialist 🕔Sep 8, 2017

To spray or not to spray, that is the question or at least one of the questions before what looks like a storm coming our way early next week. The answer depends in part on whether or not the peanuts

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Virginia Peanuts: ALERT – Stop Digging Until After Matthew

Virginia Peanuts: ALERT – Stop Digging Until After Matthew

👤By Maria Balota, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Oct 4, 2016

Although we do not know for sure if keeping peanuts in the ground is better than on the ground during episodes with potential high rainfall amounts, this time I am inclined to advise farmers to not dig any more peanut until after the hurricane Matthew passes.

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Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Nearly Finished; Cotton Defoliation, Peanut Digging Begin

Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Nearly Finished; Cotton Defoliation, Peanut Digging Begin

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 13, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 11, 2016. Extension Comments Henry Dorough, St. Clair County Very good conditions prevail again this week. Although some hay has been cut due to armyworms and bermudagrass stem maggot infestations, very

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South Carolina Peanuts: Digging Getting Underway in the Pee Dee

South Carolina Peanuts: Digging Getting Underway in the Pee Dee

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔Sep 9, 2016

It won’t be long now before the peanut diggers are in the field and a few have gotten started this week.  Birdsong Peanuts in Darlington received their first truck load Monday. As we close in on maturity, we need to make

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