Tifguard is a high-yielding, medium-maturity, runner market-type peanut variety.

It was jointly released by the USDA-ARS and the University of Georgia.

It is the first peanut variety with a high level of resistance to both the peanut root-knot nematode and TSWV.

It has a runner-type growth habit with dark green foliage and a prominent main stem.

It has demonstrated very good yields and grades when tested with no nematode pressure in tests in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina.

When tested in fields with high nematode pressure, it has demonstrated very good yields and grades without the use of nematicides.

Tifguard also has a moderate level of resistance to leafspot.

Georgia-10T is a high-yielding, high-grading, high TSWV-resistant, large-seeded, runner-type peanut variety that was released by the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations in 2010.

It was developed at the University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, Ga.

During three years (2007-2009) it averaged more than 20 multi-location tests in Georgia, it had significantly less mid-season TSWV incidence and late-season total disease incidence, higher yield, grade and dollar value compared to Georgia-01R.

It is most similar to the multiple resistant variety Georgia-01R in later maturity. During the past three years (2008-2010) at multi-locations in Georgia, when planted early (mid-April) to increase TSWV disease pressure and planted also in mid-May, Georgia-10T was again found to be among the lowest in TSWV incidence and total disease incidence, highest in pod yield, highest in TMSK grand, and highest in dollar value return per acre compared to Tifguard and other runner-type varieties.

It should be an excellent variety for an earlier planting option in the Southeast because of its high-TSWV incidence and later maturity. Limited seed supplies will be available for Georgia-10T in the 2012 planting season.

Georgia-09B is a new high-yielding, high-oleic, TSWV-resistant, medium-seeded runner-type peanut that was released in 2009 by the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations.

It was developed at the University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, Ga.

Georgia-09B originated from the first backcross made with Georgia Green as the recurrent parent. Georgia-09B has the high-oleic and low linoleic fatty acid ratio for improved oil quality and longer shelf-life of peanut and peanut products.

During the three years (2006-08) averaged over 27 multi-location tests in Georgia, Georgia-09B had a lower percent TSWV disease incidence, higher pod yield, higher TSMK grade, larger seed size, and higher dollar value return per acre compared to Georgia Green.

During the three years 2007-09, Georgia-09B was also found to have the best overall performance compared to four other high-oleic runner-types: Florida-07, York, AT-3085RO, and McCloud.

Georgia-09B combines the excellent roasted flavor of Georgia Green with the high-oleic trait in a medium maturity, medium-seeded, runner-type peanut variety that has high yields, high TSMK grades, and high dollar value returns per acre.

Florun ‘107’ is a medium-maturing (133-140 days), high-oleic runner market-type peanut variety with normal runner seed size similar to Florunner and Georgia Green.

It has excellent resistance to TSWV.

The seed size is similar to Georgia Greener and it produces a high percentage of medium kernels in the grading process. It has moderate resistance to white mold.

The maturity of Florun ‘107’ is similar to Georgia Green and requires about 135 days to mature under irrigated conditions in Florida.

It will help fill the need for a medium-sized runner peanut seed with high-oleic oil chemistry.

The seed supply of Florun ‘107’ is limited and will be grown for registered seed this year.

(Peanut prices are strong early in 2012, but there are acreage questions. For a rundown on that situation, visit http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/peanut-prices-strong-2012-acreage-question. And the thinking on planting dates has changed somewhat. To see what the experts are now saying, go to http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/peanut-growers-advised-plant-more-their-crop-april).

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