Growing USA Peanuts

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, APC has not been able to invite customers to the U.S. in 2020 and 2021 to view the harvesting of peanuts and meet with industry members.  We therefore decided to produce a series of short videos with peanut farmers to look at all aspects of a growing season to see what goes into growing this nutritious, tasty, sustainable and versatile food.  APC's President & CEO Richard Owen talks to peanut farmers Neil Lee (Georgia), Jeff Roper (Texas) and Paul Rogers (Virginia).  We invite you to join us on our journey as they take us through the peanut growing season.  

The series is split into 5 main chapters, which will make most sense if you view them in order!  There are some additional clips below which we hope you'll enjoy watching too.

 

  • Up Next Chapter 1 - Meet the Farmers
    APC's President & CEO Richard Owen introduces the three farmers who he will be talking with...
  • Up Next Chapter 2 - All about Planting
    Learn what factors influence the decisions farmers take about what to grow each season, how they...
  • Up Next Chapter 3 - The Growing Season
    In this chapter we look at how peanuts grow and the challenges farmers face throughout the...
  • Up Next Chapter 4 - Harvest Time
    One of our favorite times to visit farms is at harvest time.  Join us in this chapter to...
  • Up Next Chapter 5 - Grading
    In this, the final chapter of the series, we follow the journey of peanuts from the field to the...

 

The American Peanut Council would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and organisations for their valuable contributions towards the production of this video series, without whom it would not have been possible:

First and foremost to the three farmers who we followed through their peanut growing season: Neil Lee, Paul Rogers and Jeff Roper, and for their personal photos and videos that they allowed us to use.

Photos and video footage:
American Peanut Shellers Association
Georgia Peanut Commission
National Peanut Board
Texas Peanut Producers Board
David Jordan, WNR Professor of Crop Science & Extension Specialist, NCSU

Peanut Plant & Field Photographers:
Perrine Kemerait (great intern job, thank you!) and her assistant, student Matthew Gillis
Dr Bob Kemerait, Professor, Plant Pathology, UGA
and to peanut farmer Chris Goodman in Georgia for graciously allowing the above to pull up his peanuts regularly throughout the season and film in one of his fields

Bugwood.org:
Clemson University – USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org (pod rot photo)
Gerald Holmes, Strawberry Center, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org (field preparation & Southern blight)
Barbara Shew, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org (Southern blight)

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