The Mexican Peanut Manufacturers were eagerly welcomed back for a tour of shelling facilities and peanut fields, after a two-year break due to the pandemic
Once held annually, this year’s tour represented the first reverse trade mission hosted by the American Peanut Council since 2019. It was co-hosted by the Texas Peanut Producers Board in Lubbock, Texas from October 10-13.
Megan Mills placed first in the National Peanut Board Graduate Student Poster Competition at the 2022 American Peanut Research and Education Society Conference. Megan’s research was over Peanut Response to Diclosulam in the Southwest. Megan is a masters student at Texas Tech University in the plant and soil science program and is currently working in […]
Berry has been with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service since 2005, so he is an expert in #texasag. He has been the county agent in Comanche County since 2012. He coordinates with multiple agriculture producer groups and extension specialists to plan and implement comprehensive educational efforts.
The Texas Peanut Producers Board is seeking a remote communications intern to help lead all communications and marketing initiatives.
Peanut pathologist, Dr. Cecilia Monclova-Santana, develops high-quality extension and research programs in Texas based on the growers’ goal to produce a healthy and marketable crop. Her approach is to provide practical information for growers by conducting research to identify causes and management of plant diseases, and then communicating the findings through accessible educational programs.
Her most recent project was a research collaboration with Dr. Cecilia Monclova-Santana, peanut pathologist of Texas. Together they focused on evaluating seed treatment fungicides to control both Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus, “In-vitro seed treatment fungicide effectiveness against Aspergillus niger and A. flavus.” This research will be applied by growers in selecting seed treatments to promote robust yields and food safety in peanut production.
Ninety four percent of American households consider peanut butter to be a virtual food group in its own right, while less than 10% of Mexican households even have a jar on hand.
The Texas Peanut Producers Board and staff met with a variety of representatives from the peanut industry at a roundtable event in Gruene, TX on March 22, 2022. The conversations and presentations ranged from marketing the health benefits of peanuts, challenges and opportunities of export markets, defining new directions for peanut research, and improving the […]
Jan. 25, 2022 – ATLANTA – The water footprint of peanuts has been relatively small for decades, but updated data shows the industry has improved water efficiency by nearly a third. Newly released data reports that 3.2 gallons of water is used to produce one ounce of shelled peanuts. Water usage for major tree nuts […]
Are you looking to grow your leadership skills and knowledge of the peanut industry? Consider applying to be a part of Class XII of the Peanut Leadership Academy. This two-year program gives peanut growers and sheller representatives in select states a unique opportunity to come together and learn more about the industry. To be eligible […]