Peanut acreage in the United States this year is up 18%, but in the southeast it’s more like 25% percent – with a 33% increase in Georgia alone.
University of Georgia extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort gave an overview of the crop at the 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference. “We started off kind of bumpy but it’s kind of come out of that and we look very good right now,” said Monfort. “We have a large crop and we are just encouraging growers to keep pushing forward and let’s try to keep this crop moving.”
The increased crop acres this year of course means more peanuts. “It means that we’re going to put some pressure on this industry on where to put this crop going into 2016,” Monfort said. “We’re going to have a tight time here trying to figure out what to do next year.”
Listen to my interview with Scott here:Interview with UGA extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort (MP3)
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