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Question of the Week – Ga 12Y – Mature

Posted by romeethredge on September 26, 2014

Last week I had a photo of 2 peanut pods that looked a little different. They have a different crook on the end of the pod, kind of like a nose on them. These are the new Ga 12 Y variety of peanuts. They are very limited in acreage now but they look good and yield well. They are not however Hi Oleic. I think we will be seeing more of these in coming years.

I can often tell what variety a peanut is by looking at the pods. We have a good many Florun 107’s now and they are distinctive as well.  The Ga 06G is still by far the most popular peanuts being planted. The other part of the question is why are they dark in color. Well they have had the outer skin blasted off so that we can see the internal skin color that darkens with maturity. We have been doing a lot of maturity testing to help folks decide when to dig. Most peanuts are going 140 days or so with these varieties, but we are seeing some come off at 135 days and some going to 155 days.

Here’s farmer Ray Hunter Jr. blasting some peanuts this morning. We decided his needed another week before digging.



Here’s this week’s question. What is this that we saw this week on Parker road?



7 Responses to “Question of the Week – Ga 12Y – Mature”

  1. Scott said

    It looks like a paper wasp or yellow jacket nest.

  2. That’s close to what it is.

  3. jared said

    Hornet nest?

  4. Scott said

    Bald faced hornet’s nest.

  5. Walt Jeter said

    Baldface Hornet nest. Be careful!

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