1Contribution from the Tidewater Research and Continuing Education Center, Research Division, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Holland Station, Suffolk, Va. 23437.
The relationship of certain land management systems to productivity and pod breakdown disease incidence in peanuts (
Dates of plowing treatments affected peanut productivity most. Gross crop values and yields in plots plowed in December were 7%, and 18-to-20%, respectively, higher than when plots were plowed in March or May. Sound mature kernel contents also were lower for the later plowing dates.
Differences among rotation treatment means occurred only when plots were plowed in May. Gross crop values were higher for rotation I than for rotation III and IV. In 1974, gross crop values obtained from plots plowed in March in rotation IV were equivalent to those from plots plowed in December.
None of the treatments differentially affected pod breakdown disease significantly. However, the percentage of rotted pods averaged somewhat lower in plots plowed in December.
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Keywords: Pod breakdown, corn, rye, soybeans, cover crops
How to Cite:
Hallock, D., (1975) “Effect of Plowing Date and Certain Crop Rotations on Peanut Productivity¹”, Peanut Science 2(2), p.81-83. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-2-2-11