Border Belt Tobacco Research Station, Whiteville, N.C.
Come join us on Tuesday, Septemberr 15th, 2015 for our annual Peanut Field Day. We will be discussing our recent peanut research studies and other current topics including UAV use in Peanut Management. Click here to get more information.
Peanut Pod Blasting Clinics
Are your Peanuts ready to Maximize Yield?
We are hosting several Peanut Pod Blasting Clinic opportunities on Wednesdays, September 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Clinics will run from 10 am – noon at David Matthews (Shop), 260 Billy Matthews Lane, Turkey NC. (Based on needs, we can add additional clinic dates.)
If you havepeanuts you would like evaluated for maturity, please feel free to participate.
Please remember pod blasting results are only as good as the field sample. 150 harvestable pods (a volume of approximately 2 quarts) are needed for each field sample. Ideally, choose 4 representative locations within a field. Dig 1-2 plants at each location. From total plants secured, select the most representative plants that will total at least 150 harvestable pods. Remove all harvestable pods from the representative plants. If pods will dry prior to pod blasting, place the pods in water. Water will maintain outer pod moisture and speed the pod blasting process.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Della King at the Sampson County Center at 910-592-7161.
Amanda Hatcher, County Extension Director & Livestock Agent
165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville, NC 28349 910-296-2143