2017 Peanut Pod Blasting Clinics
Peanut Pod Blasting Clinics
Are your peanuts ready to maximize yield?
Duplin and Sampson County Extension are hosting several Peanut Pod Blasting Clinic opportunities on Wednesdays, September 13th, 20th, and 27th. Clinics will run from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at David Matthews (shop), 260 Billy Matthews Lane, Turkey NC. We will also hold clinics on Fridays, September 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 10 a.m.-12 noon at 4-County Peanut in Warsaw, 232 West Park Dr. Warsaw, NC. (Based on needs, we can add additional dates.)
If you have peanuts that 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 Blake Sandlin, Duplin County Field Crops Agent 910-296-2143 or Della King, Sampson County Field Crops Agent 910-592-7161.
Agent – Field Crops