Georgia Peanut Commission sets Research Report Day for February 13

Released: February 6, 2013

TIFTON, Ga. —The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold the annual Research Report Day, February 13, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Room 14 of the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. The event provides growers and industry representatives an opportunity to hear the latest reports on research projects funded by GPC in 2012.

“Each year the commission invests peanut farmers’ dollars into various research projects across Georgia in an effort to obtain results that help farmers reduce costs of production and improve agronomic techniques that can be applied to most all of the Southeast growing area,” says Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee chairman. “Although some of the findings are preliminary, the projects are exciting and many times new recommendations or observations are announced.”

The Georgia Peanut Commission, on behalf of Georgia’s 4,000 peanut farmers, awarded $260,000 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2012. This effort funds 22 research projects from the University of Georgia and USDA Agricultural Research Service.

These programs primarily focus on economics, conservation methods, irrigation and water management, peanut breeding for higher yield and improved quality, and pests, weed and disease management.

The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. in Room 14 of the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. The agenda for the GPC Research Report Day is available online at www.gapeanuts.com. All research reports will be available online following the GPC Research Report Day.
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View Georgia Peanut Research Report Day Agenda.

For more information
Joy Carter Crosby
Director of Communications
joycarter@gapeanuts.com
phone: (229) 386-3690