Peanut Harvest Not Looking Too Good

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Farmers everywhere are turning their peanut crop over, for the harvest season which began last week, hopefully to gain a profit.

Even though projections show that there will be an increase in peanuts throughout the state this season, the heat, hampered clay soil, and poor grades suggest otherwise.

So far, all of the harvested peanuts have been underdeveloped.

And with the dry soil making it hard for farmers to turn over their crop, comes the allergy's that plague people near harvested areas.

A good grade would be about 75, Nowell's received peanuts graded in the 60's range.

Nowell and Durr agree a good rain would fix the problem, and bring the $100 million revenue peanuts gain for Alabama.

However, if the weather continues to be dry, a mold called Alpha Toxy could set in and ruin the crop


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