BASF Marks 20 Years With SPGC

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BASF has been honored to be part of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference family for all 20 years of its existence. “The great thing about being here is so many of your good customers are right here with us,” said BASF sales rep William Reed. SPGC18 interview with William Reed, BASF 2018 Southern Peanut Growers Conference Photo Album

AMVAC THIMET Helps Fight Tomato Spotted Wilt

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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 … Read More

2018 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Awards

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The 2018 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Awards were presented at the Saturday morning breakfast. The awards are based on production proficiency, honoring growers who produce the highest yields using inputs wisely and efficiently. The winners, in order from left to right, are: Upper Southeast Region – Atwood McIntosh of Kingstree, SC Lower Southeast Region – Jimmy Miller of Snead, Alabama … Read More

Syngenta Brings Miravis to the Market

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Syngenta celebrated 20 years as a sponsor for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference by bringing a new solution to growers – Miravis fungicide for leaf spot control in peanuts. “We just received registration for that at the end of May,” says district sales manager Lyle Stewart. “The residual control that we are seeing on that is amazing.” Stewart says growers … Read More

Engineering for Agriculture

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The University of Georgia is exploring how engineering can help agriculture meet new challenges. Dr. Donald Leo, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, has been working with the Georgia Peanut Commission to find ways to work together. “One of them is getting our students more involved in the challenges and opportunities you have in the … Read More

2018 Valor Award Goes To J. Frank McGill

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J. Frank McGill was chosen as this year’s Valor Award winner, sponsored by Valent. Known as “Mr. Peanut,” Dr. McGill served as president of the American Peanut Research and Education Society; chairman of the University of Georgia Agronomists, the U.S. Task Force on Peanut Policy and the U.S. Peanut Improvement Working Group. He was technical advisor to the Georgia Peanut … Read More

Bayer Loves Peanuts

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Bayer is one of the premiere sponsor companies of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference, celebrating 20 years of supporting peanut growers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi. “Peanuts are an important part of our business for Bayer,” says district sales manager John Hand. “We enjoy the relationship that we have with the peanut growers association and we look forward to … Read More

ABAC Rural Prosperity Center is Official

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and the state legislature officially created the Center for Rural Prosperity & Innovation at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College earlier this year with the goal of addressing the conditions, needs, issues, and problems affecting rural economic development as well as examining related policy areas, like the farm bill. Dr. Stanley Fletcher is a policy professor at the … Read More

Welcome to New Sponsor FMC

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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 … Read More

FAPRI Looks at Peanuts

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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 … Read More