Preliminary Results From Grower Surveys at 2014 Meetings VA and NC

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Preliminary 2014 Virginia and North Carolina Peanut Production Survey
157 farmers representing 34,211 acres (Data are presented as the percentage of total acreage)

Percentage of your acreage associated with the following tillage practices 

Disk

75

Chisel

12

Moldboard plow (bottom plow)

5

Field cultivate

44

Rip and bed

55

Bed

25

Reduced tillage

20

Percentage of your acreage treated with Apogee

Percent of Acres

30

Practices you used to manage CBR (back root rot)

Fumigate

15

Proline in-furrow

30

Rotation

86

Variety selection

82

Practices you used to manage thrips when you planted peanuts

Thimate

35

Cruiser Maxx

18

Orthene

54*

Admire Pro

21

Temik

1

*this could be an overestimate given growers might not have distinguished between in-furrow and foliar sprays

Acreage treated with Orthene after peanuts emerged

Percent of acres

66

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2014-028)