Four-year peanut rotation increases yield

Bearden, Rebecca
August 2004
Southeast Farm Press;8/18/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 20, p1
Trade Publication
This article focuses on a rotational agricultural method which resulted in massive growth of peanut yields in the Southeastern States. Larry Ford, owner of several farms situated in North Florida, has witnessed a massive growth in the yield of peanut because of the crop rotational method of agriculture. Eight years ago, Ford saw the need to incorporate bahiagrass into a four year peanut rotation, a decision he says wasn't a new idea for peanut farmers. Today, Ford devotes about 30 percent of his farmland to the four year rotation, and he says the benefits abound. Ford says he has seen at least a 1000 pound increase in peanut yields, with the potential for even greater yield increases.


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