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7/28/2014 12:00:00 AM
More worm applications started in parts of the Southeast over the last week. Velvetbean caterpillars and soybean loopers are showing up in Georgia earlier than usual. Read more on pest pressures in peanuts from this AgFax Peanuts report.

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7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
On July 23 the first southern blight* damage was found to peanuts for 2014. The timing is not unusual, we generally start finding the disease when the crop canopy closes. What is unusual is where on the plants the disease was found. Read more on the finding from this Mississippi Crop Situation article.

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7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
Peanut prices received by farmers for all farmer stock peanuts averaged 21.3 cents per pound for the week ending July 19. Read more on prices and marketings from this full report at the link below.

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7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
This week, while evaluating peanuts, Stephanie Hollifield was reminded of a pest that is fairly common but has sporadic activity in peanuts and one we rarely spray for, the potato leafhopper. Read more on this pest and its damage from this AgFax.com story.

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7/25/2014 12:00:00 AM
The 2014 Panhandle peanut crop is developing at a normal pace. Soilborne disease control programs have begun, mainly targeting white mold. As peanut farmers progress further into their white mold management program, they need to take a serious look at the fungicide options that producers have at their disposal. Read more on the options available from this AgFax.com story.

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7/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Multiple sources are reporting that there will be a shortage of the fungicide chlorothalonil, which is widely used in peanut and vegetable crops, according to Austin Hagan, Auburn University Extension plant pathologist. Read more on some other options available from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
While some parts of Texas have been lucky when it comes to hay production, others will likely have an expensive go at feeding cattle this winter, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Read more regional crop reports from this full report at the link below.

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7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
A cooler, rain-soaked spring in parts of the Southeast pushed peanut planting dates later than usual, a factor that can impact the type and incidence of disease growers experience throughout the remainder of the season. Read more on disease expectations in peanuts from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Chuck Danehower, of the University of Tennessee, recently wrote an article that discussed the need for producers to perform a mid-year financial checkup on their operation. That has become even more critical after the July 11 USDA crop report and the realization that commodity prices are in a downtrend with little prospects to turn upward. Read more on profit potential for the 2014 season from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
The Texas peanut crop has potential for "well above average yields, if we get favorable fall weather," says Texas AgriLife Extension plant pathologist Jason Woodward, Lubbock. Read more on the outlook for the crop from this Southwest Farm Press article.

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