1Cooperative investigations of the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the University of Georgia, College of Agriculture.
In a three year study (19801982) at the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton, Georgia, the full-season Florunner and the short-season Pronto cultivars were harvested at six 10-day intervals beginning 90 days after planting. For the 3-year average, peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) plants from Florunner harvested at 110 and each succeeding 10-day growth period up to 140 days produced greater pod yields, sound-mature kernels, large and jumbo seed, and greater calculated market value than Pronto. However, seed market grade components and maturity indexes reflecting quality and maturity were impaired when peanuts were dug too early and varied among years and growth periods.
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Keywords: Arachis hypogaea L, Growth period, days to maturity, Maturation
How to Cite:
Mixon, A. & Branch, W., (1985) “Agronomic Performance of a Spanish and Runner Cultivar Harvested at Six Different Digging Intervals¹”, Peanut Science 12(1), p.50-54. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/pnut.12.1.0012