PEANUT MARKETING NEWS – July 21, 2015 – Tyron Spearman, Editor (91)

PFMNU.S. PEANUT CROP UPDATE – From National Agricultural Statistics Service as of July 19, 2015. USA Peanut Crop is estimated pegging at 73% this week, 59% last week, 71% last year and 67% 5-Year average. Peanut Crop is rated 0% Very Poor, 2% Poor, 24% Fair, 59% Good and 15% Excellent.

STATE ITEM July 19, 2015 PREV. WEEK July 19, 2014 5-YEAR AVG.
GEORGIA Peanuts Blooming 94% 88% 93% 90%
Peanuts Pegging 76% 59% 74% 69%
Soil Moisture 5% Very Short 34% Short 56% Adequate 5% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 4% Poor 22% Fair 55% Good 19% Excellent
Most areas received some much needed rain.
 

ALABAMA

Peanuts Pegging 79% 74% 61% 55%
Soil Moisture 3% Very Short 27% Short 61% Adequate 9% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 2% Poor 15% Fair 67% Good 16% Excellent
Dry conditions causing some concern regarding crop conditions. Most crops in need of rainfall desperately. Some armyworms in peanuts.
 

FLORIDA

Peanuts Pegging 84% 74% 82% 68%
Soil Moisture 0% Very Short 22% Short 72% Adequate 6% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 1% Poor 18% Fair 64% Good 17% Excellent
Washington County farmers were harvesting green peanuts.
MISSISSIPPI Peanuts Pegging   47%    
Soil Moisture        
Crop Conditions        
Full report not available.
 

NORTH CAROLINA

Peanuts Pegging 70% 49% 89% 82%
Soil Moisture 7% Very Short 37% Short 50% Adequate 6% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 1% Poor 21% Fair 66% Good 12% Excellent
Most farmers received timely rains over weekend to help cotton, soybeans, and peanuts.
SOUTH  CAROLINA Peanuts Pegging 85% 72% 89% 77%
Soil Moisture 14% Very Short 38% Short 43% Adequate 5% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 1% Poor 46% Fair 51% Good 2% Excellent
Peanuts are not maturing at the normal rate. Still very hot and dry. Rain is needed to prevent further decline of crops.
 

VIRGINIA

Peanuts Pegging 44% 26% 49% 57%
Soil Moisture 1% Very Short 10% Short 69% Adequate 20% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 0% Poor 24% Fair 69% Good 0% Excellent
Peanut and cotton sprays are going out for growth regulators, fungicides and insects.
OKLAHOMA Peanuts Pegging 39% 20% 59% 72%
Soil Moisture 5%Very Short 24% Short 64% Adequate 7% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 2% Poor 17% Fair 75% Good 6% Excellent
Minimal rainfall across the state last week.
TEXAS Peanuts Pegging 34% 31% 43% 60%
Soil Moisture (12) 3% Very Short 24% Short 52% Adequate 21% Surplus
Crop Conditions 0% VP, 1% Poor 43% Fair 48% Good 8% Excellent
With less precipitation than previous weeks, row crops began irrigating.

SUMMER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN – Don’t forget to register for the joint NPBPA Summer Meeting and APSA Pre-Harvest Meeting. The meetings are set for August 4-5 at the Lake Blackshear Resort & Conference Center. A Monopoly themed PAC Auction will be held on Tuesday night, August 4. Tickets are $50 per person. The educational portion of the meeting will be on Wednesday morning, followed by the awards luncheon. Registration forms can be found by emailing Angela at spearmanagency@friendlycity.net or visiting www.peanut-shellers.org.

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