Due to suitability to the environmental conditions and existence of a strong peanut industry tailored to process primarily the large-seeded Virginia-type peanut, growers in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina generally grow Virginia-type cultivars.
In the view of a common interest in the Virginia-type peanut, the three states are working together through a multi-state project, the Peanut Variety Quality Evaluation (PVQE), to evaluate advanced breeding lines and commercial cultivars throughout their production regions.
The objectives of this project are:
- to determine yield, grade, quality, and disease response of commercial cultivars and advanced breeding lines at various locations in Virginia and the Carolinas,
- develop a database for Virginia-type peanut to allow research-based selection of the best genotypes by growers, industry, and the breeding programs,
- to identify the most suited peanut genotypes for various regions that can be developed into varieties.
This report contains agronomic and grade data of the PVQE tests in 2015.