An Undetectable Problem: How the peanut burrower bug is concerning producers

The peanut burrower bug is creating a difficult problem for producers. From above ground, an infestation of the pest is invisible. The damage done by the bug can only be detected after peanuts are harvested and sent for processing, which results in an unexpected revenue loss.

In the U.S., the only effective pesticide to kill it was banned for use on food products by the EPA last year. Researchers at the University of Georgia are currently working to find another control method.


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