Changes in Pod Maturity Peanut Notes No. 220 2020

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The following images and data show how pod maturity progresses when temperatures are relatively warm (see Whiteville data from September 1 to 15) and how cooler temperatures and daily low temperatures that reach the high 40s slow maturity (see Lewiston-Woodville data from September 17-24). In the Lewiston-Woodville examples pod maturity did not change over that period of time.

Late this week I will post images from Lewiston-Woodville through the middle of the week along with weather data. It has warmed over the past few days and that hopefully will result in a progression of pod maturity.

Maximum and minimum temps September 2020