Crop rotation with peanuts?

Posted on: Wed, 02/04/2004 - 6:45am
deegann's picture
Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

OK, this may be totally random, and I hope no one equates it with the silly "Billy's Mommy" questions, but it's something I was thinking about (I'm not overly concerned that this may happen, I just wanted to hear if others had any thoughts on it).

Way back when I was in highschool we learned that tobacco farmers rotate their fields with peanuts to help keep the soil from being drained of nutrients.

Does anyone know of any food products with which this practice may be used? Do you think that through the food harvesting, peanuts left in/on the soil may end up in with the food and cross contaminate it?

Posted on: Wed, 02/04/2004 - 7:35am
Shaylynsmom's picture
Joined: 01/17/2004 - 09:00

Deegann, I have never even thought about that? Wow, I wonder if it does happen? If they do it with tobacco and peanuts, then why not other foods? Is it possible? Good lord, what else do we have to worry about?
I wonder if there is a concern of cross contamination?
So many questions, are there any answers?
Alicia, mom to:
Edward-20 years-non PA
Cody-8 years-non PA
Shaylyn-4 years-PA/TNA,Asthma

Posted on: Thu, 02/05/2004 - 1:53am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

I recall some discussion of this (on these board) & related topic of farm equipment & plant processing equipment being used to harvest/process soy beans (& other grains?) as well as peanuts. The discussion was WAY back in maybe 1999 or 2000.
Cindy S-C, if you happen to read this, maybe you can recall -- or anyone else from back then? I do think the topic was discussed on the Main Discussion Board.

Posted on: Thu, 02/05/2004 - 8:43am
McMelon's picture
Joined: 09/21/2002 - 09:00

I know for a fact that in Alabama they rotate cotton and peanuts. Our daughter, pa, has reacted to cottonseed oil and fiber before. I actually saw cottonseed listed with other allergens on the back of some snack at the store this week. I wondered then if other people had reacted to cottonseed as well. The crop rotation may be why. Or it could be she just reacted because it is a seed. She reacts to sunflower seeds as well. Interesting. Melody

Posted on: Sun, 02/08/2004 - 10:46am
abbylukesmom's picture
Joined: 08/28/2003 - 09:00

My father is a farmer & he always rotates his crops. He only farms soybeans & corn though-no peanuts! It helps keep the nutrients so one particular crop dosen't take them all, producing a higher yield.

Posted on: Wed, 06/22/2011 - 12:02am
Raz90909's picture
Joined: 06/22/2011 - 07:00

What if your not really allergic to the peanuts but instead all the tobacco the peanuts have sucked up while growing in the tobacco fields?

Posted on: Fri, 07/22/2011 - 2:16am
Grammy's picture
Joined: 07/22/2011 - 09:12

Peanuts are a rotation crop for cotton. Read more about what they do to grow cotton. You may need to cut and paste the link.

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