Peanuts http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6041/more en Valencia peanut production down in New Mexico and Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/valencia-peanut-production-down-new-mexico-and-texas <div class="node-body article-body">Conditions at the Sunland, Inc., plant were described as “startling” by inspectors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/valencia-peanut-production-down-new-mexico-and-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/valencia-peanut-production-down-new-mexico-and-texas#comments Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:32:00 +0000 88981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Peanut spokesman Don Self dies in farming accident http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanut-spokesman-don-self-dies-farming-accident <div class="node-body link-body">Don Self, a leader in the Mississippi peanut industry and a member of the National Peanut Board, died Oct. 1 in a harvesting accident.</div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanut-spokesman-don-self-dies-farming-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:51:00 +0000 88631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Drought tolerance difficult but not impossible goal for marker assisted peanut breeding http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/drought-tolerance-difficult-not-impossible-goal-marker-assisted-peanut-breeding <div class="node-body video-body">Finding peanut varieties with increased tolerance to drought may be possible.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/drought-tolerance-difficult-not-impossible-goal-marker-assisted-peanut-breeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/drought-tolerance-difficult-not-impossible-goal-marker-assisted-peanut-breeding#comments Peanuts Peanuts Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:11:00 +0000 87361 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Peanut farmers may see “paradigm shift” in production (Part 2) http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-farmers-may-see-paradigm-shift-production-part-2 <div class="node-body video-body">Marker-assisted variety selection could help reverse a trend of reduced peanut production in the United States. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-farmers-may-see-paradigm-shift-production-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-farmers-may-see-paradigm-shift-production-part-2#comments Peanuts Peanuts Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:05:00 +0000 87321 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Marker-assisted selection will improve peanut production efficiency (Part 1) http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/marker-assisted-selection-will-improve-peanut-production-efficiency-part-1 <div class="node-body video-body">The Peanut Foundation is using a five-year project and some $6 million to sequence the peanut genome and use marker-assisted breeding techniques to create varieties with more disease and pest resistance and improved shelf life, among other desirable characteristics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/marker-assisted-selection-will-improve-peanut-production-efficiency-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/marker-assisted-selection-will-improve-peanut-production-efficiency-part-1#comments Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:26:00 +0000 87301 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Latest class of Peanut Profitability Award winners exhibits production efficiency http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/latest-class-peanut-profitability-award-winners-exhibits-production-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"> From bone-dry in the Southwest to flooding in the Southeast, this year’s Peanut Profitability Award honorees persevered through opposite extremes of weather conditions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/latest-class-peanut-profitability-award-winners-exhibits-production-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/latest-class-peanut-profitability-award-winners-exhibits-production-efficiency#comments Peanuts Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:22:00 +0000 87291 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>WINNERS OF THE 2014 Farm Press Peanut Profitability Awards recently were honored at the 16<sup>th</sup> annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference held in Panama City, Fla. Shown are, left to right: Upper Southeast winner Billy Bain of Dinwiddie, Va.; Southwest region winners George, Isaac and John Guenther, Gaines County, Texas; and Lower Southeast winner Owen Yoder of Orrville, Ala.</p> Maker-assisted breeding will improve peanut varieties http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/maker-assisted-breeding-will-improve-peanut-varieties <div class="node-body article-body">The ultimate goal, Valentine said, is to make peanuts more competitive with cotton and other crop options and, ultimately, to increase profit potential for peanut farmers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/maker-assisted-breeding-will-improve-peanut-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/maker-assisted-breeding-will-improve-peanut-varieties#comments Peanuts Peanuts Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 87261 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>HOWARD VALENTINE, executive director, The Peanut Foundation.</p> Moisture levels remain low for SW peanuts; crop conditions holding up http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/moisture-levels-remain-low-sw-peanuts-crop-conditions-holding <div class="node-body article-body">Lack of moisture remains a key issue for southwest peanut growers as they head into the hottest, often driest months of the summer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/moisture-levels-remain-low-sw-peanuts-crop-conditions-holding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/moisture-levels-remain-low-sw-peanuts-crop-conditions-holding#comments Peanuts Peanuts Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:19:00 +0000 87131 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Peanuts are progressing well in the Southwest depsite limited rainfall.</p> Texas peanuts have potential for “above average” year http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/texas-peanuts-have-potential-above-average-year <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/texas-peanuts-have-potential-above-average-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/texas-peanuts-have-potential-above-average-year#comments Peanuts Peanuts Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:22:00 +0000 87021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>A good peanut crop is possible with favorable fall weather for Texas growers.</p> Efficiency, hard work are keys to peanut operation http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/efficiency-hard-work-are-keys-peanut-operation <div class="node-body gallery-body">Doing as much of the work themselves as possible is a key to making an efficient peanut crop, say Isaac, John and George Guenther. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/efficiency-hard-work-are-keys-peanut-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/peanuts/efficiency-hard-work-are-keys-peanut-operation#comments Peanuts Peanuts Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:55:00 +0000 86811 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Peanut Profitability Award winners for the Southwest region, George, Isaac and John Guenther, Seminole, Texas.</p>