Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab

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Greg MacDonald describes field tour in Williston, Fla., USA, with visiting African scientists and PMIL collaborators

We visited with farmer Andy Robinson of 35 Farms, Williston, FL.  County agent Andrew Drew of Levy county hosted us. We traveled to Andy’s farm where we discussed his practices and farming operations for growing peanuts – specfically for peanut seed production. Andy discussed his fertility operations and told the group he uses site specific application techniques based on 1 acre soil grid sampling. Because of his unique soils (very deep coarse sand) he uses more potassium fertilizer and calcium compared to normal growers. He also utilizes a unique fungicide program.  Anthony Drew discussed maturity profiling as a method to determine when to harvest and also to maximize quality peanuts for seed.
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