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Recommendations for Peanut Planting

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With the end of April approaching, it is time to think about planting peanuts.

The recommended time to plant peanuts in Georgia is April 15 to May 20. However, soil temperature at the 4-inch depth is a better indicator of when seed should be planted within these dates. We should plant after the average 4-inch soil temperature has reached 65 degrees F for 3 consecutive days or longer. Do not plant ahead of an approaching cold front that would rapidly drop soil temperatures.

Here is a look at the 4-inch soil temperature at a few locations in our area:

Location 4/9 4/10 4/11 4/12 AVG.
Arlington 76.1 76.2 73.9 71.5 74.4
Shellman 81.8 79.8 74.4 72.2 77.1
Dawson 77.6 75.8 72.5 71.2 74.3

 

For more info on your local weather station please visit www.georgiaweather.net

 

Please contact your local Extension Agent for more info.