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Alabama Extension provides early season update

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Rainfall, though oftentimes welcome, was a consistent issue for peanut producers during the 2020 growing season. Continuous moisture hindered timely harvest and put a damper on a year with many challenges in the field. However, according to Kris Balkcom, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System peanut specialist, the 2021 growing season is already off on a better foot. Seed quality “We ... Read More »

Focus On Positive Variety Attributes

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Last month’s issue of The Peanut Grower focused on varieties. With it and all the online resources available showing the variety trials from around the states, you have a lot of information to look at. You should look at trials that are near you, but I would also look at other locations to see if those varieties performed the same ... Read More »

Before you plant, consider these 5 factors that affect soil temperature

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Spring is more than a season when it comes to row crop production. Peanut producers consider many factors before planting, but soil temperature is one of the most important factors on the radar. Factors Kris Balkcom, an Alabama Extension peanut agronomist, said there are five important environmental conditions directly affecting soil temperature. Planting timing varies based on the area of ... Read More »