Virginia Peanuts: Some Fields Close to Digging Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
I know I missed a week of updates, but it was not much change in peanut maturity since recently. On Sep 28, however, some fields started looking close to digging. […]

Virginia Peanuts: Still a Few Weeks from Harvest Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
Monday, Sep 14 2020, Extension Agent Livvy Preisser organized a pod blasting clinic in Windsor, VA, at the Indika Farms Inc. As every year my technician, Frank Bryant, assisted the […]

Virginia Peanuts: Progressing Nicely Towards Maturity Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
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 […]

Virginia Peanuts: Maturity Running Much Later Than Last Year Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
This year, peanut is nowhere near where it was last year, from the pod maturity point of view. The pictures below show 100% white (immature) pods from Bailey planted on […]

Georgia Peanuts: Heat Pushing Maturity Earlier in Some Fields Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019
Maturity has been impacted by the extremely hot and dry conditions this year. Remember, two of the main factors that affect maturity are temperature and moisture. In irrigated fields where […]

Virginia Peanuts: Harvest Looks 2-3 Weeks Out Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019
On Aug 26, a pod blasting clinic was organized at the Indika Farms in Windsor, VA. A total of 24 samples (fields) representing 1056 acres were evaluated. Samples were from […]

Virginia Peanuts: When Should You Start Digging? Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
According to the Peanut – Cotton Infonet online report system, peanut planted on May 1 in Suffolk, Capron, Greensville, and Waverley, VA, accumulated to the date around 2100 °F in all […]

Georgia: Digging Peanuts – Why the Maturity Board Matters Sep 21, 2018

🕔Sep 21, 2018
We are digging peanuts and if anything we could use a good inch of rain. Some places are getting pretty hard and growers will have a time trying to get […]

Florida Peanuts: Wet Conditions Delay Digging, Farmers Falling Behind Sep 20, 2017

🕔Sep 20, 2017
Peanut harvest in our part of North Florida started in the second half of August with the digging of peanuts planted in the first days of April. Rainfall and, more recently, […]

Florida Peanuts: Determining Maturity – the Three Pile Method Sep 20, 2017

🕔Sep 20, 2017
The peanut maturity board is the most common method of assessing peanut maturity. However, growers can also use the three pile hull color method. The simple method is to sort […]

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