Your Guide to a Complete Peanut Nutrition Program

February 10, 2022

Info to Grow
Plant Nutrition

Thanks for tuning in to our Peanut Nutrition Program Series! Our experts, who have years of experience working with peanuts, have put together their recommendations for secondary and micronutrients based on their experience and trial work with peanuts. We’ll be posting short videos discussing critical nutrients needed at each growth stage of peanuts.


What You’ll Learn

  • What micronutrients are important to peanuts
  • What role each micronutrient plays in peanut production
  • When to apply micronutrients to peanut
  • A better understanding of foliar micronutrient technologies
  • Which products can help you accomplish your micronutrient goals


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Video 1: Priming the Soil

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Video 1: Priming Soil for Success


Key Nutrients

  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Sulfur


Product and Timing

  • BRANDT EnzUp Mn 1 qt/ac (3% Mn)
  • BRANDT Uptake Starter 1 – 4 pt/ac (4.0% N, 1.0% K, 4.0% S)

3 Different Types of Enzymes

All of BRANDT's EnzUp formulations utilize one or a combination of the following enzymes:

Mannanase Enzyme

its primary function is to break down starches in the exudate that surrounds the outermost layer of the root tips. This chemical reaction creates a draw of water and nutrients to the root zone and releases sugars to the plant. This in turn boosts root growth and increases microbial activity


Lipase Enzyme

its primary function is to break down lipids in root exudates and organic residue in the soil allowing for better water flow and nutrient uptake by the roots.

What is BRANDT EnzUp Technology?

BRANDT EnzUp is a groundbreaking new enzyme technology that enhances water and nutrient availability, uptake and use by the roots and increases microbial activity. The result is improved soil and plant health, increased root mass and improved drought and stress tolerance.


What Are Enzymes?

Enzymes are proteins that catalyze biological reactions. In the soil they are produced primarily by microbes and perform many important functions:

  • Conversion of organic and inorganic nutrients
  • Nitrogen fixation and conversion
  • Carbon cycling
  • Pesticide degradation
  • Organic matter decomposition


Often, enzymes require metallic cofactor like zinc to function. BRANDT ENZUP enzymes undergo a patent pending process that prevents the enzymes from degrading in the soil too quickly after application. This allows them to remain active longer and substantially increases enzyme efficacy. This is an entirely new technology and scientific breakthrough for agriculture.


Product Analysis Formulation Type Enzymes Present
BRANDT EnzUp Mn 3% Chelated Manganese Liquid Mannanase, Lipase

See the Results!

Average Yield Increase = 120 lbs/ac

  • Improved early plant vigor
  • Root mass (+4.3% increase)
  • Stem diameter (+4.2% increase)
  • Biomass (+5.1% increase)


Manganese: Very Important to Plant Health and Photosynthesis

Mn deficiency show up as yellowing between leaf veins at the top of the plant.

Peanut Fertility Program – Vegetative

Key Nutrients

  • Sulfur
  • Manganese
  • Nitrogen
  • Zinc

Products and Timing

  • BRANDT Smart Sulfur Plus 1 -2 qt/a (5% N, 5% S, 0.5% B, 1.5% Mn, 0.05% Mo, 1.5% Zn)
  • BRANDT Smart Quatro Plus 1 -2 qt/a (5% N, 2% S, 0.5% B, 2% Mn, 0.05% Mo, 2% Zn)
  • BRANDT Smart Mn Plus 1 -2 qt/a (5% N, 2.0% S, 4.0% Mn)

BRANDT® Smart System®

Tank Mix Compatibility with Crop Protectants

  • BRANDT Smart System stays compatible
  • Truly unique micronutrient protection system
  • Not a chelate or a complex
  • Re-wettable after dry down on leaf

BRANDT Smart System Advanced Compatibility Foliar Nutrients

BRANDT Smart Mn Plus offers growers the flexibility to apply with early with herbicides to get ahead of manganese issue for growers that have know manganese deficiency issues

BRANDT Products Guaranteed Analysis Compatible w/ Peanut Herbicides Compatible with F&I
BRANDT Smart Trio® 4.0% N, 3.0% S, 0.25% B, 3.0% Mn, 3.0% Zn N Y
BRANDT Smart Mn 6.0% N, 3.5% S, 6.0% Mn N Y
BRANDT Smart Mn Plus 5.0% N , 2.0% S, 4.0% Mn Y Y
BRANDT Smart Sulfur Plus 5.0% N, 5.0% S, 0.5% B, 1.5% Mn, 0.05% Mo, 1.5% Zn Y Y
BRANDT Smart Quatro® Plus 5.0% N, 2.0% S, 0.5% B, 2.0% Mn, 0.05% Mo, 2.0% Zn  Y Y

Peanut Fertility Program – Pegging to Seed Fill

Key Nutrients

  • Boron
  • Potassium
  • Molybdenum
  • Manganese

Products and Timing

  • BRANDT Smart B-Mo 1 -2 qt/ a(5% B, 0.5% Mo)
  • BRANDT Smart Mn Plus 1 -2 qt/a (5% N, 2.0% S, 4.0% Mn)
  • BRANDT Smart K B 1 -2 qt/a (5% N, 16% K, 2.5% B, 0.2% Mo)
Split branches from severe boron deficiencies.  Credit: UF IFAS Extension

Split branches from severe boron deficiencies. Credit: UF IFAS Extension


The desired range for Boron  tissue tests is 25 to 60 ppm prior to or at bloom stage 

Hollow Heart

Hollow Heart

Boron toxicity.  Credit: NC State Univ

Boron toxicity. Credit: NC State Univ

BRANDT Smart System Boron Products offer unique protection and delivery system. 

BRANDT Products Guaranteed Analysis Compatible With F&I Compatible with Manganese
BRANDT Smart B 5.0% B Y Y
BRANDT Smart B-Mo 5.0% B, 0.5% Mo Y Y
BRANDT Smart K B 2.0% N, 16.0% K2O, 2.5% B, 0.2%Mo Y Y
BRANDT Liquid Boron 10% B (all 10% B have high pH) Y Jar Test

BRANDT Smart B Superior Mobility

Conventional Boron Tied Up Inside Plant

Our Boron Moves!

Typically, once boron has been absorbed by the plant and incorporated into the primary cell walls structures, disassembly, reorganization, and transport of the boron cannot occur resulting in its immobility.


To address this boron mobility issue, BRANDT developed BRANDT Smart B and BRANDT Smart B-Mo to specifically prevent boron from binding with pectins, ensuring that applied boron remains free and mobile for effective travel to plant growth tissues.

The BRANDT smart boron molecule is cross-linked, which provides a protective “shield” for the boron that significantly increases foliar applied boron mobility. This allows the smart boron molecule(s) access to plant growing points quickly and easily, thereby providing the most benefit.


The molecule structure also allows the formulations to tank mix with other crop chemicals and fertilizers, including calcium, without any compatibility issues.


In contrast, conventional boron fertilizers are not cross-linked with oxygen, which results in less boron availability and less boron at plant growing points.

BRANDT Smart System on Peanuts - Mississippi, 2021

BRANDT Smart B Performance on Peanuts

18 Trial Locations (2018-2020)

18 Trial Locations (2018-2020)

BRANDT Smart Mn on Peanuts -  Mississippi, 2019


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