New Ground and Peanut Maturity Peanut Notes No. 216 2020

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Question:

One grower has pointed out to me during the pod blasting experience that 2 fields that are “virgin” peanut fields are maturing faster than other more traditional peanut fields. Are there factors in new peanut fields that could cause this to occur other than greater moisture received?

Jordan:

They may generally be healthier but I don’t know of a reason. How far apart are the fields and when were they planted? I would rule that out before being sure it was new ground per se as the maturity driver.