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Along with agronomic and grade information, data on kernel and pod quality are essential for release of new peanut cultivars to ensure acceptability by the entire peanut trade. The present report contains the quality data collected on 10 Virginia-type cultivars that currently are on the market and 20 advanced breeding lines tested in the Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) small and increased plots in 2009. The small PVQE plots with 30 varieties were tested at six locations in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina: Suffolk, VA, Southampton Co., VA, Martin Co., NC, Rocky Mount, NC, Whiteville, NC, and Florence, SC. At Suffolk three and at Martin Co., NC, two planting dates were achieved. For the other locations, only one planting date was done. Each genotype was replicated 3 times at each location and planting date. Varieties’ names and pedigree are presented in Table 1. The PVQE increased plots contained only two varieties: CHAMPS, as a check cultivar, and VT 024051, a VT line proposed for release. Increase plots were approximately 0.5 A for each varietiy at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC), Suffolk, VA, and Martin Co., NC. A detailed description of the plant material, test locations, weather conditions, and cultural practices is included in the PVQE 2009 Results. I. Agronomic and Grade Data, at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/3001/3001-1432/3001-1432.html.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
March 15, 2010