Peanuts make debut in east Alabama

Langcuster, Jim
November 2004
Southeast Farm Press;11/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 25, p20
Trade Publication
This article reports on beginning of peanut farming in east Alabama. Peanuts, once associated almost entirely with the Wiregrass region in extreme southeastern Alabama, are making a tenuous debut in other parts of the state, including east Alabama. Peanuts, once associated almost entirely with the Wiregrass region in extreme southeastern Alabama, are making a tenuous debut in other parts of the state, including east Alabama. economics. For the last few years, Alabama cotton growers have been dealing with mounting problems caused by nematodes, soilborne pests that have seriously reduced yields throughout much of the state. Research have shown that rotating peanuts with cotton can keep these troublesome pests at bay.


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