Land key factor in peanut production

Roberson, Roy
April 2005
Southeast Farm Press;4/13/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p20
Trade Publication
The article states that the selection of suitable agricultural land is a key factor in peanut production. Peanuts require well-drained land and perform best on soils with a sandy surface. Peanuts are particularly susceptible to high levels of some trace minerals. Zinc, particularly, can severely stunt or kill peanuts. In fields where peanuts have not been grown in the past four years, a live bacterial inoculant is required. Rhizobial bacteria fix nitrogen in the plant roots and provide nitrogen to growing plants. While peanuts are a legume and are capable of fixing nitrogen, without bacteria in the soil there is no source.


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