Growers Should Consider Basics When Selecting Peanut Variety
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Southeastern peanut producers now have several good varieties from which to choose, but they still shouldn't neglect the basics of crop variety selection, says Barry Tillman, University of Florida agronomist and plant breeder.
"These basics include which varieties are available, what is a variety's disease resistance, what is its seed size, calcium requirements, growth habit and maturity," says Tillman.
"Growth habit can factor into the type of equipment you have for digging because some varieties are more prostrate and others are more upright."
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