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Burrower bugs, which attack peanuts, are difficult to monitor because they live below ground and damage often goes unseen. In many cases peanut farmers carry their crop to the buying point, only to have the inspector point out the amount of damage the bugs have caused. (Russ Ottens/UGA)

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Burrower bugs silent threats to peanuts

A silent peanut pest is eating away at profits and has Georgia producers concerned. The burrower bug can wreak havoc on a farmer’s peanuts without him even knowing.


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