Peanut Production Contest Rules

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Hi everyone. Here are the peanut production rules if you need them. We have also been including them as a chapter in the book for a couple of years. Bob needs the winner in your county in time to get the trophy engraved. Our earliest meeting is in Gates/Chowan/Perquimans and Bob needs the name, yield, points, and acreage about one week before the meeting.

PEANUT PRODUCTION CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. Eligibility:

Must produce at least 25 acres of peanuts.

2. Requirements:

A. Variety – Any variety can be grown.

B. Acreage – The entire peanut acreage of an individual will be used to determine official yields. The applicant enters the county in which he/she is a resident regardless of the percentage of peanuts they produce in that county. The county of residence for the entrant must have at least 1,000 acres. There will also be a small-acreage category for growers in counties with less than 1,000 acres.

C. Entry Requirement – Official yields will be determined by the Cooperative Extension Service Agent. Unlike the past, the contest will require trust that the applicant is accurately providing yield and acreage information. An example of point calculations is provided below. The official entry will be from the contestant’s county of residence.

POINT SYSTEM

Step 1. Yield – Average yield per acre divided by 100

Step 2. Acreage – Points will be accumulated for acreage as follows:

A. 0-100 acres 0 point

B. 101-200 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof

C. 201-300 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof

D. 301-400 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof

E. 401-500 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof

F. 501-600 acres 1 additional point or fraction thereof

G. 601 or higher no additional points

Sample calculation:

Farmer produces 2,397,407 pounds on 420.2 acres

Average yield = 2,397,407 divided by 420.2 = 5,705.4 pounds per acre

Step 1. 5705.4/100 = 57.054

Step 2. Acreage 0-100 acres = 0 point
101-200 acres = 1 point
201-300 acres = 1 point
301-400 acres = 1 point
401-500 acres = 0.204

CERTIFICATION OF POINTS IN PEANUT PRODUCTION CONTEST

Mail to: David Jordan
Box 7620
NCSU Campus
Crop Science Department
4207 Williams Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7620

Phone 919-515-4068
FAX 919-515-7959

Date _______________________________

Applicant __________________________________ County _________________

Address ____________________________________ Total Points ____________

____________________________________

Official Yield __________________ ON ALL ACRES PRODUCED BY THE APPLICANT

THE APPLICANT CERTIFIES THAT _______________________ POUNDS OF PEANUTS WERE HARVESTED FROM __________________ ACRES. THE UNDERSIGNED PARTICIPANT GAURANTEES, IN GOOD FAITH, THAT THE PRODUCTION FOR THE GIVEN CROP YIELD AND THE ACRES ON WHICH PRODUCTION OCCURRED ARE ACCUARATE.

Average Yield/Acre = ______________________________ points

Acreage

A. 0-100 acres __________

B. 101-200 acres __________

C. 201-300 acres __________

D. 301-400 acres __________

E. 401-500 acres __________

F. 501-600 acres __________

G. 601 or higher __________

Total __________

Grand Total __________

Signatures

County Agent __________________________________

Applicant __________________________________

MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR PRODUCTION CHAMPION

Applicants must complete this form to be eligible for the contest.

Name ____________________________________ County ___________________

Address _________________________________

Date ____________________________________

1. Planting Date: ____________________

2. Seeding rate: _____________________

3. Row spacing: _______________ Twin or single rows _________________

Please provide approximate percentage of acres for each

4. Varieties (please indicate approximate percentage of acres for each variety):

__________________________________________________________________________

Rotation Crops:

2007 _________________________ (if more than one, please include percent of acres)

2008__________________________ (if more than one, please include percent of acres)

2009__________________________ (if more than one, please include percent of acres)

2010__________________________ (if more than one, please include percent of acres)

2011__________________________ (if more than one, please include percent of acres)

Lime applied and rate:

2012 ______________________ 2011 ____________________________

7. Fertilizer used: ___________________________________________ (provide percent of acres)

8. Landplaster (please list trade name):

A. Broadcast or Banded ________________________

B. Bagged, Bulk, or Granular___________________

C. Rate and application date _______________________________________

9. Herbicides:

Burndown _______________ ___________________ _________________

Preplant _______________ ___________________ _________________

Preemergence _______________ ___________________ _________________

At-Cracking _______________ ___________________ _________________

Postemergence _______________ ___________________ _________________

10. Leafspot program: (list fungicide for each timing)

A._________________

B._________________

C._________________

D._________________

E._________________

F._________________

G._________________

H._________________

13. What percent of your acreage was treated for Sclerotinia blight? (circle the percent)

0 20 40 60 80 100 Chemical used __________________

14. What percent of your acreage was fumigated for CBR? (circle the percent)

0 20 40 60 80 100 Chemical used __________________

15. What percent of your acreage was treated with an in-furrow insecticide? (circle the percent)

0 20 40 60 80 100 Chemical used __________________

16. What percent of your acreage was treated for foliar insects? (circle the percent)

0 20 40 60 80 100 Chemical used __________________

17. What percent of your acreage was treated for Southern Corn Rootworm? (circle the percent)

0 20 40 60 80 100 Chemical used __________________

18. What percent of your acreage was treated for spider mites? (circle the percent)

0 20 40 60 80 100 Chemical used __________________

19. What percent of your acreage was irrigated? (circle the percent)

0 20 40 60 80 100 How many times? __________________

20. Did you apply Boron? ___________ How much and what brand? ____________________

21. Did you apply Manganese?___________ How much and what brand? ____________________

22. Did you inoculate? What product and what percent of acres?

23. What percent of your acreage received the following tillage practices:

Disk 0 20 40 60 80 100

Chisel 0 20 40 60 80 100

Moldboard plow 0 20 40 60 80 100

Field cultivate 0 20 40 60 80 100

Bed 0 20 40 60 80 100

Rip and Bed 0 20 40 60 80 100

Strip till 0 20 40 60 80 100

No till 0 20 40 60 80 100

24. What percentage of your acres was infested by tomato spotted wilt virus?

0 20 40 60 80 100

Which of the following practices did you use to deal with tomato spotted wilt virus?

1. Variety selection

2. Apply Thimet or Phorate rather than Temik or Orthene

3. Plant in twin rows rather than single rows

4. Plant later in the season (mid to late May)

5. Plant in no till or strip till

6. Increased in-row seeding rate

25. Did you apply Apogee on your peanuts? If so, what percentage and to what varieties?

26. What practices contributed most to your success?

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2013-007)