Peanut Farmers Find Nematodes in Crop


The summer’s rain is causing some pest-y problems for peanut farmers.

Seminole County Extension agent Rome Etheride says they are finding nematodes, tiny eel like worms, in the crop.

The nematodes lead to knots on the peanuts’ roots and pods.

"If you see your vines going back, dying down then look to see if you have symptoms of nematodes and then you'll know next time you go in that field with peanuts you'll have to do something - plant a resistant variety or use some type of chemistry that would help you fight the nematodes," explained Etheridge.

Farmers who are seeing symptoms of nematodes should contact their local extension agents.


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