Virginia Peanuts: Progressing Nicely Towards Maturity

    Photo: Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia

    In the past two weeks, peanut progressed nicely towards harvest maturity. The pictures below show maturity of Bailey on Aug 25 and Sep 8, 2020; and maturity of Sullivan and Emery on Sep 8, in fields at the Tidewater AREC, Suffolk, VA. Recent good soil moisture and high temperatures, not many exceeding 95 F, seem to close the gap between last and this year’s harvest time.

    It is, still, very improbable to have an early digging, like we have had in the past two years when peanut was complete dug by end of Sep in Virginia. Maybe by the end of Sep, 2020, we will start digging some early planted fields. I will provide weekly updates.

    Bailey planted May 14 and pod blasted on Aug 25. Click Image to Enlarge

    Bailey planted May 14 and pod blasted on September 8. Click Image to Enlarge

    Emery planted on May 14 and pod blasted on Sep 8. Click Image to Enlarge

    Sullivan planted on May 14 and pod blasted on Sep 8. Click Image to Enlarge

    Damaged kernels probably from earlier noticed pods with Southern Corn Rootworm and other damage. Click Image to Enlarge




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