Provide the following inputs to estimate your peanut yield based on observations of the windrow. Note: This calculator does not account for reduced weight from pops (un-filled hulls) nor does it account for combining losses. Note: The estimate is based on a pod count per foot of windrow, not per foot of row.
Yields are estimated by observing the number of pods counted in a given length of windrow. Virginia type peanuts are estimated here to be an average weight of 1.8 g per pod and runner type peanuts are estimated here to be an average weight of 1.2 g/pod. These estimates are based in part on a Clemson study conducted in 2015. Your actual pod weights may vary from the averages we observed, but this calculator should provide a decent estimate of expected yield.
This same calculator can be used to estimate peanut digging losses if pod losses are collected from the area representing both rows of a windrow. Remember that there may be as many or more below ground losses as there are above ground losses.
Kirk, K.R., Massey, H.F., and McAlhany, F. (2018). Peanut Yield Estimator. Clemson University Precision Agriculture. Retrieved from https://www.clemson.edu/extension/agronomy/PrecisionAgriculture/calculators/
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