Seeding Rates for Virginia Market Types Peanut Notes No. 44 2021

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Question:

What plant population do you recommend for a grower planting Bailey and Bailey II on 36” rows? The seed are averaging 525-535 seed per lb. We have some guys telling us they are planting as much as 180 lbs per acre and I just think they are wasting money and seed. What are your thoughts?

Jordan:

Establish 4-5 plants per foot so plant 5-6 seed. They don’t need to plant more than 135 pounds. I do know some folks plant more than needed.