LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - For southwest Georgia farmers, peanuts are a crop that can be consistently profitable.
But, re-planting peanuts in the same field year-after-year is a breeding ground for disease.
A University of Georgia extension coordinator recommends farmers avoid re-planting the same fields, despite the potential profit.
"A lot of people will plant peanuts for the second or maybe the third year in a row, which is not good, so a lot of those people will be turning land," said Doug Collins, UGA Extension Coordinator for Lee County.
Collins said that peanut fields need a crop rotation for disease control, but often times the economics will dictate replanting.
He said farmers are reporting a lot of damaged peanuts this current harvest.
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