Georgia Peanut Commission sets Research Report Day for February 8

Released: February 1, 2012

TIFTON, Ga.– The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold the annual Research Report Day, February 8, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), located on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. The event provides growers and industry representatives an opportunity to hear the latest reports on research projects funded by GPC in 2011.    

“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 4,500 peanut farmers, awarded $254,000 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2011. This effort funds 27 research projects from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Fort Valley State, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

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

The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. in Room 126 of NESPAL. 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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Joy Carter
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phone: (229) 386-3690