Authors as Published

Maria Balota, Ph.D., Professor Crop Physiology, Tidewater AREC, Virginia Tech; Jeffrey Dunne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Peanut Breeder; North Carolina State University; Dan Anco, Ph.D., Peanut Extension Specialist Clemson University; and F. Cherry, Lab & Research Specialist

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“Virginia-type” peanuts are extra-large, gourmet peanuts that are highly prized by consumers. This type of peanut is most successfully produced in the Southeastern US. Virginia and the Carolinas lead global production with a production value of over a billion each year. Cultivar selection plays an important role in maximizing peanut production. The Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) program was created in 1968 as a multi-state program for the evaluation of Virginia-type cultivars and breeding lines. The PVQE is the official “pipeline” for Virginia-type peanut cultivar development for the Virginia-Carolina region. This publication includes the PVQE agronomic and grade results from the testing year 2021.

Archived Peanut Variety and Qulaity Evaluation Results can be accessed from:

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Publication Date

February 18, 2022