Tag Archive: Peanut

Peanut Butter Challenge Champion

Peanut Butter Challenge ChampionPicture credit: Angela Hinkle So you say you never win anything? Taking the Peanut Butter Challenge is a competition you’re guaranteed to win. You can help feed the hungry in Florida’s Panhandle this year by donating peanut butter during the annual Peanut Butter Challenge, coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension. Thanks to a partnership …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/27/peanut-butter-challenge-champion/

4-H Day of Service- Peanut Butter Anyone?

Did you know that the Saturday of National 4-H Week is the 4-H Day of Service?  4-H Clubs across the nation will be celebrating National 4-H Week with “hands to larger service.”  Service is a huge part of the 4-H program (one of the “H”s”) and also helps teach youth compassion for others.  Service is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/06/4-h-day-of-service-peanut-butter-anyone/

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: manganese deficiency poor inoculation standing water or drought zinc toxicity sulfur deficiency herbicide damage …

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

Peanut Nodule Analysis to Assess Crop Health

Picture: UF/IFAS agronomy students dig up peanut plants for a nodule sample at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center near Live Oak, FL 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 …

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

On the Lookout for Peanut Diseases

Figure 1. Left panel- signs of the fungus that causes white mold and Right Panel- Symptoms of white mold disease in peanut in Marianna, FL July 28, 2017. Photo by Barry Tillman The rainy June and July have been both a blessing and a curse.  A blessing because the crops have not suffered for lack …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/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 Florida pesticide …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/15/peanut-field-day-august-17th-ceus-available/

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 a number of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/08/friday-feature-the-peanut-program-works/

Glystar Plus now Labeled for Perennial Peanut in Florida

Perennial peanut producers have encountered numerous weeds that are difficult to control with 2,4-D amine and Impose (imazapic).  GlyStar Plus now provides another option for perennial peanut producers to use to reduce weed populations in their hay fields.  Photo credit: Doug Mayo Brent Sellers, UF/IFAS Extension Weed Specialist Over the past several years, perennial peanut …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/glystar-plus-now-labeled-for-perennial-peanut-in-florida/

2015 Peanut Butter Challenge

Next time you are the grocery store, consider purchasing an extra jar or two of peanut butter and donating it to your local Extension office as part of the annual Peanut Butter Challenge.  The Challenge is a food collection drive of peanut butter from within each of the 16 UF/IFAS Extension Northwest District Counties.  UF/IFAS Extension …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/13/2015-peanut-butter-challenge/

Integrating Perennial Peanut into Grass Pastures

Figure 3. Rhizoma peanut + bahiagrass pastures 10 years after establishment.  Photo Credit: Miguel Castillo Jose Dubeux, University of Florida/IFAS – North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) Rhizoma peanut (commonly known as perennial peanut) is a warm-season perennial legume well adapted to Florida. It has high digestibility (65-75%) and crude protein concentrations (15-20%), that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/19/integrating-perennial-peanut-into-grass-pastures/

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