Peanut farmers may have an average harvest this year, weather permitting

Peanut farmers may have an average harvest, weather permitting

(WTVM) - After last year's crop this season hasn't been easy for peanut growers. Heavy rains waterlogged fields and damaged the crops in Thomas County, Ga.

Experts say the rain hasn't allowed the plants to get enough nitrogen and has prevented growers from taking care of the problem.

"This is too late to apply a nitrogen fertilizer with any chance of increasing yields. So if growers are growing to fix a nitrogen problem on peanuts they have to catch it early," says county extension agent, Andrew Sawyer.

Growers say they can have an average harvest with ideal weather conditions.

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