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Peanut seed germination at 88% this year. It’s certified.

Peanut seed tested for certification by the Georgia Crop Improvement Association showed an 88 percent germination rate this year. … Eighty-eight percent!

Georgia Seed Development recently published an article explaining how the Georgia Department of Agriculture tests samples from Georgia and other states to ensure the seed will germinate and grow. It’s a big job, with more than 10,000 samples (each sample made up of 200 seeds) tested in 2018.

Check out how it’s done and learn a little about one farmer who’s spent his career growing certified peanut seed.