Peanut digging starts in Georgia ... in August?

A few peanuts were dug the week of Aug. 24 in Seminole County, Ga., near the Florida line. “And they look good. We are a little concerned about what grades we will get on these earliest peanuts,” says Rome Ethredge, University of Georgia Extension coordinator in the county. 

“It’s quite unusual for us to dig in August due to later planting in the past many years due to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. TSWV hasn’t been quite the problem in the last few years, so some folks are going back to early planting. We are however seeing a bit of resurgence in the virus” Ethredge says at his blog site.

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