Peanuts Northern Region - GrowNotes™

Published: 6 Aug 2018

The peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) is an annual legume crop originating from South America. Peanuts grow on a small bush or vine. The crop takes 4–6 months to grow, depending on the variety and region planted.

Australia produces about 40,000 tonnes of farmer stock peanuts annually, which represents only about 0.2% of the world’s peanut production. More than 90% of Australia’s peanuts are grown in Queensland. The industry is based on the large seeded Virginia varieties and medium to large seeded runner varieties.


  • Planning/paddock preparation and planting
  • Plant growth and physiology
  • Nutrition and fertiliser
  • Weed and insect control
  • Nematode management
  • Diseases
  • Plant growth regulators and canopy management
  • Crop desiccation and spray out
  • Harvest and storage
  • Environmental issues
  • Marketing

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    Region: North

    ISBN: 978-1-921779-17-6 (print)

    GRDC Project Code: SBM00013-G,