- 1This research was supported in part by grants from the Texas Peanut Producers Board. [^]
Field studies were conducted from 1987 to 1996 to evaluate the effects of long-term no-tillage, reduced-tillage, or full-tillage systems on peanut grade, yield, and stem rot (Sclerotium rolfsii) disease development. In 3 of 10 yr the full-tillage system outyielded the no-tillage system while the reduced tillage system resulted in yield increase over no-tillage systems in 2 yr. Reduced-tillage plots had a higher incidence of stem rot than full-or no-tillage in 4 of 10 yr. In 3 of 10 yr, peanut grade ( TSMK) was lower in no-tillage than full-tillage plots. The reduced tillage system has shown promise for use in Texas for peanut. However, no-tillage peanut systems have never produced yield and quality comparable to full-tillage systems.
Keywords: Full-tillage, Groundnut, no-tillage, reduced-tillage
How to Cite:
Grichar, W., (1998) “Long-Term Effects of Three Tillage Systems on Peanut Grade, Yield, and Stem Rot Development”, Peanut Science 25(2), p.59-62. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-25-2-1