Corteva – New Name, Same Heart for Peanuts

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Earlier this year, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ became known as Corteva Agriscience™ (kohr-‘teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature”. DuPont has been a major sponsor for the Southern Peanut Growers Conference since 2011 when they started hosting a Friday afternoon family-oriented entertainment option, and Corteva is carrying on that tradition. For the past … Read More

SunSouth Deere Dealers Shine at SPGC

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SunSouth Deere dealers were among those in attendance at this year’s Southern Peanut Growers Conference. SunSouth has 21 convenient locations in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. “Being involved with peanut growers is another way for us to really branch out into specialty crops, especially within our southern farmers. Our tractors, tillage tools and other units of equipment are really what these … Read More

Vantage South and Southeast Offer Precision Solutions

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Vantage South and Vantage Southeast both serve the peanut growing region with precision solutions and agronomic services, and both have been long-time sponsors of the SPGC. Vantage Southeast is focused on Georgia, Florida and South Carolina growing regions. Travis Kelley says their team always enjoys coming to the SPGC. “It’s been important for us,” said Kelley. “We don’t consider it … Read More

UPI Back for Seconds at SPGC

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We met UPI and Alexis Bromley last year when they were brand new to the SPGC family and they were thrilled to come back for the 20th anniversary. “It’s a great opportunity to talk to growers from several different states to see what their needs are in the marketplace,” said Bromley. The UPI portfolio for peanut growers includes Moccasin™ and … Read More

Farm Credit Keeps Peanut Farmers Farming

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Farmers rely on Farm Credit year after year and the Southern Peanut Growers Conference is fortunate to have six regional Farm Credit financial service providers as sponsors. AgGeorgia Farm Credit AgSouth Farm Credit Farm Credit of Florida Farm Credit of Northwest Florida First South Farm Credit Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Jack Hittinger with Farm Credit of Northwest Florida says peanuts … Read More

Colombo Combines Love Peanuts

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Colombo North America in Adel, Georgia has been providing the nation’s peanut farmers with a selection of peanut combines, technical service and active support since 2006 when they arrived in the U.S. as a subsidiary of Colombo Group in Brazil. With dealerships throughout the peanut belt in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Arkansas, Jonathan Fulghum says … Read More

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

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

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