Georgia Farmers Still Counting Hurricane Michael Losses

Cindy Zimmerman

Hurricane Michael hit Georgia agriculture right at harvest season for many crops, including peanuts, where only half of what was looking to be a pretty good crop had been harvested. The remaining 50 percent is yet to be harvested as crop conditions deteriorate and damaged peanut buying points struggle to regain power to dry and grade the peanuts. Officials with …

Audio, Farm Bill, Peanuts

Triazole Chemistry Sets Lucento Apart

Cindy Zimmerman

When FMC’s Lucento fungicide is approved for use later this year in corn, soybeans and peanuts, it will offer a new, effective tool for managing fungicide resistance. “The first thing that sets Lucento apart is the triazole part of that chemistry, that flutriafol,” said FMC Technical Service Manager Matt Wiggins during a recent field day in Sparks, Georgia. “You’re getting …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, FMC, Fungicide, Peanuts, Soybean

FMC Georgia Field Day Spotlights Lucento for Peanuts

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Agricultural Solutions held a field day at its Sparks, GA research station last week, hosted by the FMC technical service team with a plot tour, presentations and certification training. In particular, the FMC technical service team showcased new Lucento™ fungicide for the 2019 season, pending EPA approval. The new fungicide, which is expected to be approved by the end …

AgWired Precision, Audio, FMC, Fungicide, Peanuts

Zimfo Bytes 8/31

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a new webpage featuring information about the importance of rural e-Connectivity and the ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing to help deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure in rural America. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. National Farmers Union Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the Hubert K. & JoAnn Seymour and Stanley …

Alltech, NAFB, NFU, Peanuts, USDA, Zimfo Bytes

Zimfo Bytes 8/10

Carrie Muehling

Eleven cotton producers from the Southeast will observe cotton and other agricultural operations in California’s San Joaquin Valley the week of August 13 as part of the National Cotton Council’s 2018 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. Sponsored by Crop Science, a division of Bayer, through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 30th year and …

Biofuels, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Farm Bureau, GROWMARK, Peanuts

Peanut Growers Pleased with Farm Bill Provisions

Cindy Zimmerman

Peanut industry lobbyist Bob Redding spoke with those gathered at the 2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference about key provisions in this year’s farm bill. Important items Redding discussed included a $535 reference price and $355 marketing loan, as well as a separate peanut payment limit. Redding also spoke about storage and handling provisions, which he called a target in this …

Audio, Peanuts, SPGC

AMVAC THIMET Helps Fight Tomato Spotted Wilt

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC insecticide THIMET is a tried and true organophosphate for the control of sucking pests, mites and other major insects in a wide variety of crops, including peanuts. AMVAC technical service rep Wen Carter says THIMET also helps protect against tomato spotted wilt virus. “Over the past 4-5 years we’ve seen an increase in incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Peanuts, SPGC

NewLeaf Symbiotics Offers New Class of Biologicals

Cindy Zimmerman

NewLeaf Symbiotics launched a new class of agricultural biologicals this year. Terrasym™ nutrient-enhancing products are natural, beneficial biologicals called M-trophs. Terrasym 401 is a seed treatment for soybeans that maximizes the yield potential by enhancing plant nutrition and Terrasym 402 is a bio-complement applied to peanuts that provides season-long performance and significantly higher yields. Both products are marketed through a …

AgWired Precision, Audio, biologicals, Biostimulants, Peanuts, Soybean

New FMC Fungicide for Peanuts Coming Soon

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Agricultural Solutions joined the Southern Peanut Growers Conference family this year as a new sponsor. Regional sales rep Cindy Kurtz was pleased to attend the event and talk about what they have to offer peanut farmers, including a new fungicide with expected registration in 2019. “Lucento is going to be a fantastic product for peanut farmers in the southeast …

AgWired Precision, Audio, FMC, Fungicide, Peanuts, SPGC

FAPRI Looks at Peanuts

Cindy Zimmerman

Established in 1984 by a grant from the U.S. Congress, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) uses comprehensive data and computer modeling systems to analyze the economic impact of policy decisions on the food and agriculture industry. FAPRI director Dr. Pat Westhoff shared some of his insights on the economic impact of the farm bill at the Southern …

Audio, Peanuts, SPGC