Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day set for February 12
Released: Jan. 31, 2014
TIFTON, Ga. —The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold the annual Research Report Day, February 12, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), located on the University of Georgia Tifton campus at 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, Ga. 31793. The event provides growers and industry representatives an opportunity to hear the latest reports on research projects funded by GPC in 2013.
“The commission works to wisely invest peanut farmers’ dollars into research projects across Georgia in an effort to reduce production input costs and improve agronomic techniques,” 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 3,500 peanut farmers, awarded $297,500 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2013. This effort funds 24 research projects from the University of Georgia and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Funding at the level of $5,000 was also provided this past year towards the newly developed UGA Peanut Team Endowment and the continuation and management of the Georgia Weather Network.
Research programs focus on a variety of topics such as breeding new cultivars for higher yields and improved quality; economics and farm policy studies; programs for county agents and graduate students; irrigation and water management; pests, weed and disease management; and allergen free peanuts.
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..