Soil Temperatures and Planting Corn, Cotton, and Peanuts
Below are desired soil temps needed for corn, peanuts, cotton and soybean. These temperatures need to be an average among several days without threat of colder temperatures in the future.
Corn at 2″ soil depth should be 55 degrees minimum for 3 consecutive days.
Peanut at 4″ soil depth should be consistent 68 degrees minimum.
Cotton at 2″ soil depth should be consistent 65 degrees minimum.
Soybean at 2″ soil depth should be consistent 68 degrees minimum.