Peanut harvest season is just around the corner and now is the time for growers to check their peanuts to determine optimum maturity date. The Henry County Extension System will be offering pod blast tests each Tuesday and Friday during the months of September and October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
Digging peanuts at the right times is one of the most important decisions growers can make. This one management tool can help make 300-500 pounds and add 3-5 points on the grade.
Growers interested in the pod blast test can bring their vines with peanuts to the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 State Highway 134 E., Headland, Ala. during the stated times. Appointments can also be made by calling the Henry County Extension Office at 334-585-6416.