Evaluation and Selection of Virginia and Runner Type Peanut Cultivars for SC Production Systems


Clemson University

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South Carolina


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Peanut acreage decreased from 2012 from 104,995 to 78,225 harvested acres.
~ 78% Virginias and 22% runners with potential of more runners being grown in the future
Extremely cool and wet through most of growing season. Some areas in South Carolina received more than 45 inches of rain in the months of June, July, and August.
Extended planting season from Mid-April to Late June due to environmental conditions.
Yields were below average(+/- 150 lbs per acre) for the state but Grades were 1 to 2 points better than normal with higher overall ELK percentages.
Disease pressure was lower in 2013 than in previous years

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