Agronomic Crops

Volunteer Peanut Control in Corn and Cotton

Clemson Extension Program Team

Agronomic Crops

Publication Date

Summer 8-31-2021

Publication Number

LGP 1120


Crops that emerge from seed left over from the previous season harvest are considered weeds in subsequent cropping cycles. In the case of peanuts, pods that detach from the vines during the digging and inversion process are not captured by the combine. The pods and seeds left on the soil surface after the vines can overwinter and germinate before or after the following crop is planted. These seedling peanuts can be competitive for nutrients, space and water with the newly planted rotation crop. This article discusses herbicide options for volunteer peanut control in corn and cotton.

Publication Type

Short Communication


Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

agronomic growers