Cultivation in Peanuts Peanut Notes No. 112 2019

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Cultivation is generally not recommended in peanuts. This operation can move soil on to vines and increase disease (stem rot and Sclerotinia blight, for example.)  Disturbing soil can also result in new weed flushes. For weeds, the first flush in the spring is generally the greatest, with the number of weeds emerging as the season progresses decreasing as long as soil is not disturbed. Cultivating often starts the cycle over again.