StuntCaused by: Peanut stunt virus (PSV)
Problem Category: Viral Disease
Symptoms: Leaves curled and pale yellow to green; leaf petioles shortened; plants growth severely stunted; plants may produce very few pods if they have been infected early in the growing season.
Comments: PSV is transmitted by aphids; legumes such as white clover are the primary source of inoculum.
Management: Avoid planting peanut in close proximity to legumes such as clover; remove any infected plants from plantation to reduce inoculum.