Peanut Crop Remains Strong
The US peanut crop was spared damage by Hurricane Ida and continues to have a very good season.
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey, has the latest look at conditions for the nation's peanut crop.
Rippey: “The peanut crop is grown in the southeast and the southern plains so major peanut production was not impacted by the hurricane. We still have good looking peanut crop which is rated 76% good to excellent. That’s up a point from last week. 3% very poor to poor, no change from last week and very similar to numbers we were seeing a year ago when 76% of the peanuts were rated good to excellent in 2020 5% very poor to poor.”
Peanut rust was found in Florida research plots in the Suwannee Valley last week. This is about a week earlier than when it was reported last year according to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission, and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 8th in Tifton, Georgia.
The tour is to showcase current research, funded by the commissions, in plot-side presentations by the researchers themselves. The goal is to allow cotton and peanut farmers to learn about the latest research, pose questions directly to the researchers, and voice any concerns about the production of their crops.