Management Calendar


This management calendar offers an idea of timing of production practices from just before planting through June.

Before Planting
Late April to May - For conventional tillage and non-irrigated peanuts, pre-plant incorporate Prowl or Sonolan. If Vapam fumigation is needed for CBR control, it should go out at least 14 days pre-plant when there is good soil moisture, but minimal risk of rain within two days of application.


Days After Planting Date: Assumes
May 15 Planting
Growth Stage
0 May 15 Planted
Management - Plant five to six seed per foot of row into good moisture at 1.5-inch depth (maximum of 3-inch depth). - Inoculate all new fields and fields out of peanuts for three years with liquid in-furrow inoculant. Hit the center of the furrow!
- Use in-furrow Temik at 5 pounds or Thimet (Phorate) at 4.4 pounds for thrips. - Spread planting date of large acreage over two-week interval to spread harvest maturity. - Optimal planting interval about May 5 - 25.
0-2 May 15-17 Planted
Management - If Valor is used, it must be applied at planting or within two days of planting. Prowl/ Sonolan or Dual can be tankmixed.
7 May 22 Cracking/Emergence
Management - A pegging zone (four-inch) soil test can be used to re-evaluate landplaster needs on runner types.
7-28 May 22- June 12 Seedling
Management - Apply Gramoxone (+Basagran or Storm) when needed to control first weed flush from cracking through seedling stage. - If thrips injury/stunting occurs after emergence, a foliar Orthene treatment is recommended.
35 June 19 Bloom (R1)
- Management - Landplaster applied at bloom DAP (early better than late). - Typical Cadre application timing is about 35 DAP. Tankmix one pint Bravo with Cadre at 30-35 DAP. - If two Gramoxone applications are used instead of Cadre, the second application must be made within 28 days after cracking (about 35 DAP).
45 June 29 Peg (R2)
Management - Apply a leaf spot application (Tilt/Bravo) no later than 45 DAP. - Boron can be tankmixed with the first fungicide if indicated by soil test and not applied previously. - Water is needed to move gypsum into the pegging zone and sustain pod development. - Check to see that the taproot has active modules if inoculation problems are suspected (yellow plants.) - Cutworms can defoliate in late June - early July.

From the Peanut Money-Maker Production Guide 2009 and developed by Jay Chapin, Clemson Extension Peanut Specialist.