Dodge County Agriculture Overview

Furman Peebles, Dodge County Extension Coordinator, provided tour attendees with an overview of peanut production in the area. There are 3,800 acres of peanuts grown in the county with 90% strip tilled and 3,000 acres irrigated. According to Peebles, approximately 530 acres of peanuts will be sold as green peanuts for boiling by Hardy Farms. He predicts yield to range from 3,400 to 3,500 pounds per acre for peanuts.  Growers in the county have had problems with dry weather and the heat in June and trouble with white mold. Cotton is also grown in the county and farmers planted 13,000 acres this year.