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Peanut Digging Time – 2015, But it’s Still August?

Posted by romeethredge on August 28, 2015

A few peanuts were dug this week and they look good. We are a little concerned about what grades we will get on these earliest peanuts.  It’s quite unusual for us to dig in August due to later planting in the past many years due to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV). TSWV hasnt been quite the problem in the last few years so some folks are going back to early planting. We are however seeing a bit of a resurgence in the virus.

These are Florun 107’s that are 140 days old.

Some of these that I’ve hull scraped(maturity tested), will go a little longer, but the University of Florida says they will be about a 140 day peanut.  Each field needs to be checked, however.

 Here on the Thompson Farm; Rocky, Raymond and Michael are checking out these good irrigated Hi-Oleic peanuts. Some peanut buyers want the Hi- Oleic type of peanuts due to increased storage life and other benefits.

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Here’s a very short video clip of some of this week’s digging.

 

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Raymond and Rex Thompson check the stem strength on these peanuts, they plan to start picking today or tomorrow. _DSC3555

 

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