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Impact Statement: ''Georgia-17SP' A New High-Yielding, High-Oleic, TSWV-Resistant, Large-Seeded, Spanish-Type Peanut Cultivar'

Statement Details

Brief Title
New Peanut Cultivar

'Georgia-17SP' A New High-Yielding, High-Oleic, TSWV-Resistant, Large-Seeded, Spanish-Type Peanut Cultivar

Branch, William


Geographic Scope


Crop & Soil Sciences

Georgia-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. Publicly developed cultivars have played a major role in this overall process, and the quality of this vitally important commodity has likewise been enhanced.

The 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. Possibly, no other single research effort can benefit the whole peanut industry as much as an improved cultivar.

'GEORGIA 17SP' is a new high-yielding, high-oleic, TSWV-resistant, large-seeded, spanish-type peanut variety that was released by the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station in 2017. It was developed at the University of Georgia, Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton, GA. During seven-years averaged over two-planting date tests in Georgia, Georgia-17SP had significantly less total disease incidence, higher yield, grade, and dollar value return per acre compared to Georgia Browne, Georgia-04S, Tamspan-90, Tamnut-OL06, Pronto, Spanco, and OLin. Georgia 17SP was also found to have a larger spanish seed size as compared to these other spanish varieties. Georgia 17SP combines high-yield, high-grade, high-dollar value, TSWV-resistance with larger seed size and the high-oleic trait for longer shelf-life and improved oil quality of peanut and peanut products.

State Issue
Plant Production

Program Function(s)

  • Research

Program Area(s)

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources


  • Agronomic Crops


  • Peanuts

Funding Source(s)

  • State Appropriated Funds
  • University of Georgia Research Foundation
  • Georgia Seed Development Commission


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