Many factors affect planting decisions

Roberson, Roy
April 2005
Southeast Farm Press;4/13/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p19
Trade Publication
The article discusses the factors that need to be considered while making peanut planting decisions. When growing peanuts for the first time, a critical factor is land selection. Peanuts require well-drained land and do best on soils with a sandy surface. Growers switching to peanuts from soybeans should be particularly aware of potentially devastating nematode levels. Peanuts are particularly susceptible to high levels of some trace minerals. Zinc, particularly, can severely stunt or kill peanuts, and by the time zinc toxicity is diagnosed, the damage is usually too severe to correct.


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