Peanuts are maturing at about the normal expected rate. I have done a couple of dozen peanut maturity profiles and it looks like normal maturity for most of the samples I have run. Some of the early April planted peanuts are taking a little longer 150 days plus but as we get into mid to late April plantings it appears like 140 days or so will be more what we see. Most samples being brought in now need 10 to 14 days more before digging. Here’s crop scout Chase Johnson with some peanuts we blasted the hulls off of so we could tell how close they are to digging time.
Have you ever heard “There’s an App for that?” Well we are always figuring up the age of peanut fields and there is the deal where it’s 123 days from the same day in May to the same day in September and that helps, once you get into May for planting and September timeframe. Luke Johnson showed me a free App for smartphones that calculates easily the age of a peanut field. See it below “Days between Dates” I checked it against the chart I used to use and it works well.