Annual Tri-State Peanut Field Day

By: Lauren Davis
By: Lauren Davis

Farmers from the Tri States area say some crops are still suffering from a lack of rain, even though we've had a lot of showers recently.

Until harvest time farmers are hoping afternoon showers will continue.

What they also hope to see is a lack of disease.

This year's disease has been down because of drought, but weed control is a focus now.

“With weather the way it's been they're up to par with past rain, but they suffered early and got rain late, but now it looks like a normal crop,” said Steve Tyus.

Harvest usually starts around Labor Day, but this year, the dry conditions pushed back harvests three weeks.

Peanut harvesting is scheduled for the middle of September and the 1st of October.


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