Twin Rows, Planting Date Begin Countdown to Peanut Profits
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
EDITOR’S NOTE — Organizers of the Farm Press Peanut Profitability Award have reviewed production data from previous winners to arrive at a “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability.” This list of successful production practices will be presented in descending order during the next several months in issues of Southeast Farm Press and on this website, with sponsorship provided by DuPont Crop Protection. The Peanut Profitability Award, based on production efficiency in whole-farm situations, is entering its 13th year and is administered by Marshall Lamb, research director for the National Peanut Research Laboratory, and his staff.
Coming in at No. 10 and 9 in the “Top 10 Keys to Peanut Profitability” are two production practices that are closely related — twin rows and planting date.
Both of these practices have changed over the years in an effort to battle the threat of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), and they continue to evolve with the introduction of genetically improved peanut cultivars.
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