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Peanut Pest Alert: Don’t let THRIPS trip you!

13 May 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

One of the earliest insect pests of peanuts includes the small flying insects called thrips. Thrips have bristly wings and can fly or ride the air currents over long distances. There are several species of thrips that can be found on peanuts, most commonly the tobacco thrips and the western flower thrips. Thrips also transmit […]

Registration Open for the 2020 Southern Peanut Growers Conference

4 May 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation has opened registration for the 2020 Southern Peanut Growers Conference set for July 16-18 at the Edgewater Golf & Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. This conference give growers the opportunity to learn about new technology and research, as well as legislative issues emerging in the peanut industry. Growers […]

Peanut Growers Spreading Good During COVID-19 Pandemic

30 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Peanut butter is one of the most popular food items requested by food banks. Not only is it full of protein and several essential vitamins and nutrients, peanut butter is shelf-stable, versatile and does not require refrigeration. Alabama peanut growers take pride in growing a crop that provides so much to those who are food […]

Alabama FarmCorps Opportunities for Farmers, Servicemen

22 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Political News

This information is courtesy of Marlee Moore, Alabama Farmers Federation: The Alabama Farmers Federation is putting boots on the ground through Alabama FarmCorps, a program connecting farmers who need labor with military personnel looking for their next mission amid the coronavirus pandemic.   National Guardsmen, reservists and veterans qualify for FarmCorps.   “Farmers and military personnel […]

Cost-saving Options for Peanut Weed Control

21 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Row crop commodity prices have been very low due to COVID-19 and the lack of demand. Peanut prices were at $418 a ton in the second week of April. To survive low commodity prices and global economic uncertainties, farmers will need to cut expenses and use resources more efficiently.   Dr. Steve Li, Extension Weed […]

Alabama Peanut Referendum Vote Has Been Postponed

6 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

ALABAMA PEANUT REFERENDUM VOTE HAS BEEN POSTPONED   Due to the Stay-at-Home Order issued by Gov. Kay Ivey April 3, 2020, the Alabama Peanut Producers Association is postponing the Peanut Referendum vote scheduled for April 9, 2020.   All eligible peanut producers will be notified of the rescheduled date as soon as it is available. […]

Simple, Healthy Recipes for Home Cooking

by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

Pantry Items as Base for Tasty, Nutritious Meals   Today, more than ever, it’s important for adults, children and seniors to focus on healthy eating and healthy habits. To provide simple, tasty and nutritious mealtime ideas, The Peanut Institute has curated a collection of recipes that include a number of pantry staples.   Nutrition scientist […]

Timely Updates on Weed Control in Peanuts

1 April 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

Dr. Steve Li, Alabama Extension weed specialist, has shared his timely updates on weed control in peanuts. The updates include the 2020 recommendations for tropical spiderwort control in peanuts and integrated weed control in peanuts. Click on the titles below to read the updates from Dr. Li: Evaluation of Cover Crops and Soil Herbicides for […]

APPA Office Closed to the Public

19 March 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News

The APPA office is closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-10 Pandemic. Our staff is still available by phone and email. You can purchase peanuts by phone (334-792-6482) or online at

First Drug Treatment for Peanut Allergy Approved by FDA

18 February 2020 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: News Peanuts & Your Health

On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Palforzia, produced by Aimmune Therapeutics, to lessen allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, that may occur with accidental exposure to peanuts.   Palforzia is an oral immunotherapy (OIT) shown to help some children and teens increase tolerance, reducing the likelihood of a serious reaction from accidental […]