Peanut Harvests Yielding Quality Issues … So Far

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By Clint Thompson Peanut harvests are underway across the Southeast. Unfortunately, early returns are not looking all that promising for growers. Quality issues are widespread with the early planted crop, says University of Georgia Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. “Growers are fast at it. They’ve been digging for a couple of weeks now, and we just now have a big …

TSWV on Rise in Southeast Peanuts

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By Clint Thompson One disease of peanuts this year was the worst growers have experienced in the past decade, according to University of Georgia Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. He is cautioning producers about tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), which made its presence known in multiple fields this year. “If you’ve got a significant amount of virus, 50%, 60% or …