Now is the peak time to plant peanuts in Georgia, according to Cristiane Pilon, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut physiologist.During a research trial on the UGA Tifton campus in 2017, Pilon planted peanuts at three different times: mid-April, mid-May and early June. She discovered that the seedling vigor in the peanuts planted in May was the strongest.“By choosing these dates, we were able to see how the soil temperature affected the early-season physiology of the most-planted cultivars, such as Georgia-06G,” said Pilon, who plans to conduct the research trial again this year and in 2019.Seed vigor is the ability of the cultivar to rapidly develop its first true leaves and root system under suboptimal environmental conditions.According to Pilon, soil temperature is the pivotal factor in deciding when to plant peanuts.If peanuts are planted too early, the seedling emergence and vigor tend to be lower due to cooler temperatures in April, which may impair yields. If peanuts are planted too late, growers may see early seedling emergence due to higher temperatures in early to-mid June, but lower yields have been observed.“The temperature must be higher than 68 degrees Fahrenheit over a three-day period,” Pilon said. “To start germination, peanut seeds need good soil temperatures, water and oxygen. If there are no potentially adverse weather conditions, then farmers are good to plant.“You have to make sure your plants are healthy and vigorous throughout the process for a successful production. The faster the plant grows, the more vigorous it is,” she said.Pilon wants to understand the relationship between time to emergence and other physiological processes for peanuts. She hopes her research will help farmers make more precise planting decisions.“I read research on other row crops, and the development of first leaves is so important because that’s when the plant becomes photosynthetically active, greatly contributing to growth,” Pilon said. “We conduct research to identify the underlying physiological mechanisms promoting seedling vigor in order to help farmers make viable planting decisions. By planting in May, or when the weather conditions are just right, they will have a better product.”For more information regarding peanut research, visit www.caes.uga.edu/extension-outreach/commodities/peanuts.html.Julie Jernigan is an intern at UGA-Tifton.
The kitchen in the apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.Luxury apartments are still big sellers in Brisbane’s residential market, despite an oversupply of units in the inner-city market.The Abian tower, overlooking Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens, has attracted buyers such as celebrity chef Matt Moran, who forked out about $1 million for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad on level four of the building. The Abian residential building at 140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.A three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the 27th floor of the building is for sale for a cool $2.68 million — that’s more than $12,000 a month in mortgage repayments. For that kind of money, you do get uninterrupted views over the Botanic Gardens to the Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and South Brisbane. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE It was originally purchased in August 2014 for $2.69 million. This apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane, is for sale. Picture: realestate.com.au.Marketing agent Alex Jordon of McGrath Estate Agents said the vendors had originally planned to move into the apartment but bought a house in Indooroopilly instead, so decided to put the apartment back on the market.“What makes this apartment so desirable is that it’s a G-type layout,” Mr Jordan said.“We’ve had people fly up from Sydney and Melbourne just to view the apartment.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoHe said interest was mostly from owner occupiers, but also from some business people looking for a Brisbane base. Mr Jordan said he had also received an offer for a two-bedroom apartment in the building.The offer for number 803 was just under $1 million.Another three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 2502/140 Alice Street is also back on the market after selling in 2014 for $1.62 million.It’s now being advertised for sale for $1.78 million through Matt Lancashire and Hamish Bowman of Ray White New Farm. One of the bedrooms in the apartment at 2703/140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au.The 40-level tower features a 24-hour concierge, plunge pools, and treatment rooms, all fragranced with a specially created Abian perfume created in France. Brisbane’s most liveable suburbs Retail boss loses $400K selling Brisbane pad The top retirement hot spots Nearly 110 of Abian’s 147 apartments sold out before launch in 2014 at an average price of $1.6 million.“In terms of the level of finish and facilities available, (Abian is) the best product we’ve seen for a high rise in Brisbane ever,” Mr Jordan said. He said apartments in the project traded for $12,000 per square metre on average — much cheaper than a comparable product in Sydney which would trade for almost four times as much.“We think that gap is going to close because the Sydney market is easing and we’re seeing growth and confidence in the Brisbane market now,” Mr Jordan said. The plunge pool in the Abian apartment complex at 140 Alice St, Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.au. The gold leaf ceiling of the foyer in the Abian residential tower in the Brisbane CBD.IF you’re looking for a new level of satisfaction in luxury apartment living, it’s not too late to buy into Brisbane’s sexiest high rise residential project.Two brand new, never-been-lived-in apartments are back on the market in Sunland’s sold out Abian complex — replete with Turkish baths and hand-applied gold leaf foyer.That’s right — more than 1000 gold leaf squares were hand applied to the suspended ceiling that flows through the foyer and into the lift lobby in the $239 million project, which has just been completed.