Peanut Growers Advised to Plant More of Their Crop in April
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
The advent of new, improved peanut cultivars is prompting Extension specialists to encourage growers to plant more of their crop in April, something that was unheard of just a few years ago.
"About a dozen years ago, we were standing up here telling you that you needed to delay your planting at least until the first of May or later to help reduce the incidence of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), even with Georgia Green, which had better resistance to TSWV than previous cultivars," says John Beasley, University of Georgia Extension peanut agronomist.
But that recommendation has changed, Beasley told growers at the recent Georgia Peanut Farm Show held in Albany.
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