New Peanut Cultivar
The UGA's Georgia Peanut Breeding Program is actively involved in the development of improved cultivars with desirable traits for increasing dollar value, yield, grade, disease resistance, insect resistance, virus resistance, nematode resistance, aflatoxin resistance, drought resistance, better shelling characteristics, longer shelf-life, and enhanced flavor and nutritional qualities. eorgia-17SP is a new high-yielding, high-oleic, tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) resistant, large-seeded, spanish-type peanut variety. It is intended for the same market as other high-oleic spanish-types. Georgia leads the nation in total annual peanut production with nearly half, and average state peanut yields have more than tripled in the latter half of the 20th century.