Most foodies don't know that their favorite legume is under attack.
That's according to a Fort Valley State University news release.
The Pangaeus bilineatus—also known as the burrower bug—is threatening the peanut. \
To protect the crops, the Georgia Peanut Commission recently awarded Fort Valley State University biology professor and interim department head, Dr. George Mbata, and USDA Southeast Fruit and Tree Nut Research Lab’s Dr. David Shapiro-Ilan, a one-year, $28,000 grant to develop environmentally-friendly methods to control the pest.
Funding will support six research projects for FVSU biology students, the release says.