Peanut Production Sustainability

spgc-13-panelProduction techniques and disease management were among the topics explored during a session on Production Sustainability at the 2013 SPGC.

Kip Balkcom with USDA/ARS at Auburn University discussed some of the sustainable production techniques farmers are using now and could be using in the future. He says sustainable production boils down to three things, “minimize surface tillage, utilize cover crops and extend crop rotations.” Listen To MP3Kip Balkcom comments (MP3)

Bob Kemerait with the University of Georgia Peanut Team talked about more sustainable methods of disease management for growers. “We’re talking about the judicious use of nematicides, fungicides and insecticides to feed the world,” he said. Listen To MP3Bob Kemerait comments (MP3)

2013 SPGC Photo Album

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