Runner peanut varieties getting look

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
October 2004
Southeast Farm Press;10/6/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 23, p6
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The article states that U.S. researchers are checking the growth of cotton and peanut in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Joel Faircloth, Virginia Tech Extension cotton/peanut specialist says that they are interested in runners but not as a replacement for Virginias. They are not sure if the economics will pencil out but they are looking at it. In addition to research on cotton and peanuts, representatives from Delta and Pine Land Co., Bayer/Fiber Max and Stoneville discussed cotton varieties. Also on the research front, Ames Herbert, Virginia Tech Extension entomologist, is having success with the use of insecticides to control thrips that spread TSWV.


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