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To ensure peanut crops get adequate nutrition for optimal growth, maintaining good fertility from one season to the next is critical. Consider using nutrient use efficiency products alongside fertilizer applications to improve plant uptake and help reduce loss of applied nutrients.


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  • Aqua-Pam™

    Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

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  • AVAIL®

    AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • AVAIL® T5

    AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • CITRON®

    CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

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  • Fungi-Phite®

    Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

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  • Guard-N®

    Guard-N® is an inoculant that helps improve nitrogen uptake in over 60 common legume garden crops, including beans, peas, lima beans and soybeans.

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  • N-Charge®

    N-Charge® is a premium peat inoculant specially formulated to increase seed adhesion for peas, lentils, dry edible beans, chickpeas and garbanzo beans.

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  • N-Dure™

    N-Dure™ is one of the most economical planter box inoculants on the market, improving nitrogen fixation in alfalfa, soybeans and other legumes.

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  • Nutri-Phite®

    By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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  • Primo Ultra

    Primo Ultra multiaction, premium soybean inoculant opens the door for nodules to provide nitrogen by providing live rhizobia to the plant.

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  • Safe Zone™

    Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

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Key Considerations for Peanut Crops


Nutrient Management & Plant Growth

Crop nutrition is incredibly important for peanut production. Because legumes fix their own nitrogen, Inoculant use is key to encourage healthy N production in peanut crops. In addition, the fertility program of the previously planted crop is critical, as maintaining good fertility from one season to the next ensures peanuts are getting adequate nutrition. To maximize crop performance, consider using a nutrient use efficiency product to prevent loss or leaching of applied fertilizer.

Pest Control & Other Growing Requirements

Peanuts are susceptible to diseases; fortunately, this can be managed with crop rotation and fungicides. Crop rotation — typically with cotton and corn crops, at least in the southeast U.S. — is also key to improve crop yield and prevent disease, weeds and chemical residue. If herbicides are required for weed control, they should be applied early in the season.

Water & Soil Requirements

Ideal soils for peanut crops are coarse-textured and well-drained. Although finer textured soils can be productive, it can make water and disease more difficult to manage. Typical peanut soils have a low water holding capacity, and water management is crucial for a productive crop


Key Nutrients


  • Nitrogen — Inoculation of peanut crops is critical to maximizing production, since nitrogen is the highest volume nutrient absorbed. Nitrogen can be applied as fertilizer, but it isn’t common.
  • Calcium & Potassium — Needed in very large quantities and are commonly applied to the field.
  • Calcium, Potassium, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Magnesium — Finding the right balance is essential for high yields.
  • Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper and Boron — Micronutrients important for growth.

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