The weather across the country in various peanut-growing areas was one of the key factors that affected peanut yield this year, according to an article this week in Southeast Farm Press. Many acres in Texas had to be abandoned due to the extreme drought there, while in the Southeast, weather may have been a factor in the impact of tomato spotted wilt virus, which was more widespread than usual this year. In spite of this, they are predicting a fair-to-good quality peanut crop in 2022 with low to moderate aflatoxin risk.

Source: USDA ARS