Inoculant Survival in Soil Peanut Notes No. 41 2021

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Question:

Grower is delaying planting due to dry conditions. He is planting on very sandy land. Same place he had inoculant survival issues years ago due to excess rain following planting. You looked at farms with another group and 21-0-0 was applied. I am concerned even if peanuts wait for a rain. Will inoculant survive for a week or more with no moisture?

Jordan:

The deeper you plant the better. It will sit there relatively well as long as the peanuts are not planted shallow and soils get hot. I would not plant peanuts unless I had soil moisture to get them up. If you have soil moisture to get the peanuts up the inoculant will be fine.