Southeast peanut farmers started easing planters into fields last week or bit before, but it will be game on over the next month to get the 2019 peanut crop in the ground.
As of April 29, about 9 percent of Georgia's peanut crop had been planted, according to the USDA Georgia Crop and Conditions Report, and that pace is right on par with the five-year average rate.
Dr. Scott Tubbs, cropping systems agronomist with the University of Georgia, provides in the 2019 UGA Peanut Production Quick Reference Guide practical tips to help growers get their 2019 peanut crops off on the best foot. After last year’s late-season devastation by Hurricane Michael across a major part of the U.S. peanut belt, growers need all the advantages and luck they can get all season long this year.
The UGA Peanut Team is charged with providing growers with useable, science-backed recommendations all season long and their efforts can be followed at http://peanuts.caes.uga.edu/.