Weed Management in Peanuts

Rows of peanuts ready to be harvested. Photo taken 08-22-19.

Successful weed control in peanuts involves use of good management practices in all phases of peanut production. This 11-page document lists herbicide products registered for use in Florida peanut production, their mode of actions group, application rate per acre and per season, and reentry interval. It also discusses the performance of these herbicides on several weeds under Florida conditions. Written by J. A. Ferrell, G. E. MacDonald, and P. Devkota, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised May 2020.

2012–2016 On-Farm Evaluation of Fungicide Programs for Peanut Disease Control in Hamilton County, Florida

This seven-page fact sheet includes a summary of various fungicide spray programs for fungal disease control of early leaf spot, late leaf spot, and white mold/stem rot of peanut in 2012-2016 on-farm trials in Hamilton County. Written by K.W. Wynn, N.S. Dufault, and R.L. Barocco and published by the Plant Pathology Department.

Raising Healthy Children: Packing a Peanut-Free Lunch (FCS80019/FY1345)

Figure 1. Peanut butter is known as a kid-friendly food, but it can be trouble for those with a peanut allergy.Peanut butter is a staple in the diets of many children, but it can cause serious problems for those with a peanut allergy. Knowing how to identify foods that contain peanuts, what to pack for school lunches, and how to reduce accidental contact with peanuts will help keep children with peanut allergies safe when they are away from home. This 5-page fact sheet was written by Sarah Schmidt, Karla Shelnutt, and Gail Kauwell, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, February 2013.

January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day!

Peanut Butter in the jar.Try some of these tasty peanut butter ideas from EDIS publications:

  • Peanut butter is a quick, easy, and popular sandwich choice that’s also healthful (in moderation). Use whole-grain bread, and add sliced banana, fruit preserves, or honey and a thin slice of Muenster, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella cheese to your child’s favorite peanut butter. (Tips for Nutritious School Lunches)
  • Stuff celery sticks with peanut butter and top with raisins (Choosing Healthy Snacks Using MyPyramid)
  • Instead of peanut butter and jelly, try peanut butter and sliced banana. Add a little honey for a sweeter sandwich. (Healthy Eating: Super Sandwiches)
  • Banana & Peanut Butter Spread: Cream ½ cup peanut butter, add ¼ cup hot water or evaporated milk, and blend thoroughly. Add ¾ cup mashed ripe banana, and season with 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice. (South Florida Tropicals: Banana)
  • Peanut Butter Banana Shake: blend 1 cup low-fat milk, 1 banana (fresh or frozen), 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract (Healthy Eating for Elders: Drink to Your Health)

Peanuts have been one of the more profitable crops grown in the Coastal Plains of the southeastern U.S. for many years. For publications on peanut production in Florida, see Peanut Production topic page.

Peanuts can also be grown in your home garden: see Producing Peanuts for Home Use.