Colquitt County Ag Report

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Peanut Maturity Clinics start TODAY

Starting the week of Labor Day, the Colquitt County Extension will be offering peanut maturity clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM until the end of September. These clinics will be held at the Colquitt County Extension office. If you need any samples done this week please let me know.

Taking a good sample is CRUCIAL in determining the proper time to dig, so here is a reminder of how to pull a sample for profiling peanut maturity. A peanut hull scrape maturity check will be as accurate as the sample that you take. Pull or dig up at least 5 to 6 adjacent plants from at least three representative parts of a field which can be dug in on day. Keep these samples from each area of the field separate. Pick ALL the peanuts off the plants until you get around 200 peanuts (a sample should contain between 180 and 220 peanut pods). Pick the vine clean. If it will be a while before you can bring the sample then pick off the sample and keep the peanuts in a bucket of water to keep them fresh.

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