A Guide to Peanut Production on the Rupununi Savannas
The FIRST OBJECTIVE of a successful farmer is to produce a large amount of quality peanuts while keeping production costs as low as possible.
The most successful peanut farmers manage their crops carefully. Peanut farmers may want to invest money in inputs like equipment, fertilizers, and pesticides, but only in the amounts that will make money for them!
The SECOND OBJECTIVE is to sell the peanuts at the best price! The most successful peanut growers work to improve productivity by increasing their YIELD PER ACRE. Efficient growers increase their profit by producing more peanuts on the same amount of ground. This saves in LABOR costs and the amount of seed that is needed.
The most successful peanut farmers carefully plan for the market; they produce enough to sell at a good price but do not over-produce.