Location: Peanut Research
Project Number: 6604-13210-004-01
Start Date: Aug 22, 2007
End Date: Jun 30, 2012
The majority of Valencia peanuts in New Mexico and West Texas are planted in a single row on 36 to 40 inch beds. The diamond planter places 4 rows per bed in an equidistant pattern. The potential benefits of a diamond planting pattern in bunch type peanuts are early canopy closure and crop maturation. Agronomic and physiological factors will be measured. Economic outcome of each study will be addressed to complete reports and publications.