Peanuts are generally grown in the southeastern United State where irrigation water availability is becoming an issue, making your choice of equipment all the more crucial.
Peanuts have a very low water requirement in the first part of the growing season but require a total of 20–28 inches of water in an average growing season overall. There are several distinct growing phases that peanuts go through before harvest—germination, emergence, vegetation, and fruiting maturity—and at their peak, peanuts require upwards of 2 inches of water per week. Because peanut-growing regions can have random rainfall patterns, irrigation becomes necessary to produce a consistent, high-quality crop. Irrigation scheduling can be important, too. A grower needs to make sure that the peanut plant is protected from drought stress, or the whole crop can suffer an unsuccessful outcome. The reliability of Nelson sprinklers, regulators, valves, Big Gun® Sprinklers, and automation equipment provides the peanut grower with peace of mind.
Our wide range of products offers the best means of matching your crop requirements, soil types, topography, water quality, and other variables to maximize your yield potential.
Irrigating peanuts is a complicated task that depends on everything from your region to your choice of valve. Explore some of the Nelson products commonly used for peanuts below, or get in touch with the territory manager in your area so we can help find the right solution for you.
Radius is king
Pressure: 10-50 psi (0.7-3.4 bar)
Diameter: 50-74 ft (15.2-22.6 m)
Nozzle Size: #12-50
Low maintenance and no drool
Pressure: 6-20 psi (0.4-1.4 bar)
Diameter: 36-60 ft (11-18.3 m)
Nozzle Size: #11-50
Orbitor technology up-top
Pressure: 6-10 psi (0.4-0.7 bar)
Diameter: 32-54 ft (9.8-16.5 m)
Nozzle Size: #12-50
Economical / low-pressure
Pressure: 6-15 psi (0.4-1 bar)
Diameter: 30-59 ft (9.1-18 m)
Nozzle Size: #10-50
Gentle, rain-like water pattern
Pressure: 10-20 psi (0.7-1.4 bar)
Diameter: 32-56 ft (9.8-17 m)
Nozzle Size: #14-50
Regulators for center pivot sprinklers, and solid set or drip irrigation applications.
(0.5-20 gpm / 0.11-4.54 m3/hr)