Institution:University of Florida
Region:Southeast (GA, FL, AL)
Project Fiscal Year:2015
Report Received Date:
Project NPB Budget:$36,978
To remain both economically and environmentally sustainable, peanut growers require access to new technologies and tools that can maximize production through improved agronomic management of their peanut crop, including in-season and harvest decisions. With the release of the web based tool, Peanut FARM (Field Agronomic Resource Manager) funded in part by the NPB/SPRI program in 2012-2014, growers now have access to a suite of tools on a web platform. TOOL #1: Peanut maturity predictor. An adjusted growing degree day (aGDD) model for predicting peanut maturity has been incorporated into a web platform and was launched for the 2013 growing season. TOOL #2: Irrigation Scheduling System. Launched with the aGDD tool in 2013, this tool utilizes cumulative aGDD's and ET to estimate crop water use and provides daily irrigation recommendations. TOOL #3: Digital imaging model (DIM}. Our team has finalized the development of DIM to assess peanut maturity and have successfully translated the digital analysis of mesocarp color into a digging date prediction. We are currently developing a web platform for the tool on the PeanutFARM site. We now propose to launch the tools available on PeanutFARM on a Smartphone App to increase the platform options to growers and make these tools more accessible to growers while working in the field.