Evaluation of top five planted peanut varieties in Irwin county, Georgia
Edwards, R. P.
Beasley, John P.
Kemmerait, R. C.
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Research was conducted to evaluate the top five top planted peanut varieties. Farmers continue to look for successful peanut varieties comparable to GA Green as well as the row pattern that will result in the best value. Acreage in Irwin County is evenly split between single rows and twin rows. The field selected for this study was planted using conventional tillage methods and was irrigated as needed. Varieties that were assessed included: AP-3, AT-3085RO, Georgia Green, Georgia O2C, and Georgia O3L. The planting date was May 14, 2008, and the digging date was determined based on maturity sampling. The experimental design was a factorial randomized complete block. Each of the four replications contained ten plots of the five varieties in single and twin row configurations. The single rows were planted with John Deere air planter and the twins were planted with John Deere 71planter. Each of the four row plots were planted on 36 inch row centers with similar row lengths across the trial. The plot lengths were measured using GPS. Stand counts were taken after emergence. Each plot was rated for leaf spot, white mold, and tomato spotted wilt virus. Yield was determined on each plot. Each variety was graded in both single and twin rows. Funds for this trial were provided through a Georgia Peanut Commission grant, and in-kind donations.