Peanut Money-Maker Production Guide

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The key to hihg quality, two-ton plus peanut are:

  1. A well drained soil 
  2. Suitable rotation crops – Cotton, or corn and other grasses 
  3. Timele watering pod fill
  4. Good harvest wheather 
  5. Timely management operations 

The one factor that growers have the most control over is #5 – timely management. Peanut is a relatively high-input, high management row crop. But profit is not determined by spending more money or adding one more product to the spray tank that “might help”. It’s about doing the fundamentals on time and getting the most out of every dollar invested.
This book is a guide for making timely peanut management decisions. The intention is to lay out a step-by-step “game plan” for peanut production under South Carolina conditions, and to provide growers, county agents, private consultants, and industry representatives with a reference that will answer most practical questions about peanut production.
Where possible information is summarized in table format (“Fertility Checklist”, “Guide to Peanut Fungicides”, etc.) to present topics briefly, but in sufficient detail. Summaries of the most important steps are also given in the “Top Ten List” and “Peanut Management Calendar” on the final pages of this guide.

W. Scott Monfort
Jay W. Chapin
Mike Marshall
Eric P. Prostko
James S. Thomas
Clemson University