Florida Peanuts: More Spotted Wilt Showing Up This Year Jul 6, 2022

    🕔Jul 6, 2022
    So far in June 2022, I’m noticing more spotted wilt in the Suwannee Valley and Gainesville areas than usual.  I’ve found it in early planted peanuts in the Panhandle of […]

    Florida Peanuts: New FloRun T61 Variety Shows Real Promise Jan 24, 2022

    🕔Jan 24, 2022
    The University of Florida Peanut Breeding Program has developed a new runner type peanut variety named FloRun ‘T61’.   The new variety is still in the seed increase stage with about 50 […]

    Florida Peanuts: Time to Check Maturity, Get Ready for Harvest Sep 13, 2021

    🕔Sep 13, 2021
    The peanut crop continues to advance. In the aGDD Tracker below you can see that all of the March and most of the April planted peanuts have reached or pasted optimum maturity […]

    Florida Peanuts: Most Fields Look 30-60 Days to Peak Maturity Sep 1, 2021

    🕔Sep 1, 2021
    The days keep ticking by as we progress through this 2021 crop year. As you can see in the aGDD Tracker below, most March and early April planted fields have reached or […]

    Florida Peanuts: Insects, Fungal Pests on the Rise Aug 3, 2021

    🕔Aug 3, 2021
    Fields have dried out somewhat allowing for the resumption of field activities previously halted by saturated conditions. This is fortunate since both insect and fungal pests appear to be on […]

    Florida Peanuts: Can Growth Regulators Boost Yields? Jul 29, 2021

    🕔Jul 29, 2021
    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 inability […]

    Florida Peanuts: Start Tracking Maturity Now May 11, 2021

    🕔May 11, 2021
    This year’s peanut seeds may have just gone into the ground, but it’s never too early to take steps to maximize your crop’s yield and grade. Making sure peanuts are […]

    Florida Peanuts: 2020 Rosa County Variety Trial – Video Tour Oct 12, 2020

    🕔Oct 12, 2020
    Santa Rosa County Extension conducted a five-acre peanut variety demonstration with Mickey Diamond, Diamond Farms in Jay, Florida. Since an in-person field day was not possible in August, we decided […]

    Florida Peanuts: Don’t Be Surprised by Spotted Wilt Virus Apr 6, 2020

    🕔Apr 6, 2020
    We have all been surprised and stunned by the rapid spread of the coronavirus all around the world and even into our own neighborhoods.  Like many of you, I pray […]

    Florida Peanuts: Why Is There So Much Spotted Wilt This Year? Aug 23, 2019

    🕔Aug 23, 2019
    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, […]


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