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PEANUT MARKETING NEWS – August 20, 2019 – Tyron Spearman, Editor (107)
OOPS: PFMN 106 showed the Peanut Supply and Disappearance Chart as June 13, this report is as of August 14, 2019.
U.S. PEANUT CROP UPDATE – From National Agricultural Statistics Service as of August18, 2019. USA Peanut Condition was
rated 1% Very Poor, 5% Poor, 28% Fair,57% Good and9% Excellent.
STATE ITEM August 18, 2019 PREV. WEEK August 18, 2018 5-YEAR AVG.
Conditions 1% VP, 7% P 25% Fair 57% Good 10% Excellent
GEORGIA Soil Moisture 15% Very Short 41% Short 42% Adequate 2% Surplus
Dryland peanuts not looking good this year; almost wiped out due to lack of moisture.
Conditions 0% VP, 5% P 45% Fair 43% Good 7% Excellent
ALABAMA Soil Moisture 9% Very Short 39% Short 51% Adequate 1% Surplus
Still very hot and dry. Fungicide applications on peanuts since beginning of harvest is still a couple weeks
out.
Conditions 1% VP, 6% P 35% Fair 49% Good 9% Excellent
FLORIDA Soil Moisture 1% Very Short 10% Short 58% Adequate 31% Surplus
A lot of variation in progress and conditions of cotton and peanuts throughout Panhandle. Peanut field
vary depending on location and rainfall received recently.
Peanuts Pegging 89% 81% 96% 95%
Conditions 0%VP, 8% P 33%Fair 56% Good 3% Excellent
MISSISSIPPI
Soil Moisture 4% Very Short 24% Short 62% Adequate 10% Surplus
Hot and dry week; soil moisture is depleted. Heat taking a toll on everything. Need a good soaking rain.
Conditions 3% VP, 5% P 31% Fair 46% Good 15% Excellent
NORTH Soil Moisture 3% Very Short 31% Short 63% Adequate 3% Surplus
CAROLINA Drier conditions beginning to play into overall productivity of all crops. Typical late summer conditions
prevail with scattered precipitation.
Conditions 0% VP, 1% P 32% Fair 58% Good 9% Excellent
SOUTH Soil Moisture 9% Very Short 39% Short 52% Adequate 0% Surplus
CAROLINA Much needed rainfall received, which will hopefully help peanuts, soybeans and cotton. In other areas,
hot, dry weather continued and cotton and peanuts showed signs of drought stress.
Conditions 0%VP,1% P 2% Fair 87% Good 10% Excellent
Soil Moisture 11% Very Short 45% Short 43% Adequate 1% Surplus
VIRGINIA
Hot, dry conditions are building. Scattered showers left most still in desperate need of rain.
Peanuts Pegging 80% 76% 91% 87%
Conditions 0%VP, 0% P 15% Fair 74% Good 11% Excellent
OKLAHOMA
Soil Moisture 17%Very Short 43% Short 37% Adequate 3% Surplus
State received less than an inch of rain last week. Peanuts mature reached 4%, same as last year.
Peanuts Pegging 84% 83% 89% 93%
Conditions 0% VP, 1% P 18% Fair 75% Good 6% Excellent
TEXAS
Soil Moisture (12) 11% Very Short 82%Short 7% Adequate 0% Surplus
Hot and dry weather continued across most of the state. Severe drought is expanding.
Conditions 0% VP, 0% P 9% Fair 31% Good 60% Excellent
ARKANSAS Soil Moisture 6% Very Short 39% Short 51% Adequate 4% Surplus
Last week, producers were irrigating and prepping for harvest. Spotty rainfall.
AUGUST 22, 2019–EXTENSION FARM FIELD DAY–West Florida Research Center, Jay, FL. Registration-8AM. Tours start -
8:30AM. Catered lunch -12:00PM. Tours include new and emerging peanut varieties, disease identification and fungicide
programs. Call Robin Vickers at 850-983-7134 for info and to reserve meal.
AUGUST 23, 2019– ALABAMA CROPS FIELD DAY –Headland, AL - Wiregrass Research and Extension Center. Registration
7:30AM, Field tours - 8:00AM. Call 334-693-2363 for more information.