By Clint Thompson
Research funding totaling $739,693 was approved by the Georgia Peanut Commission’s board of directors during its March meeting. It encompasses 40 project proposals from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
Donald Chase, Research Committee chairman for the Georgia Peanut Commission, believes the approved research project funding for the upcoming 2020-21 budget year is an opportunity for the commission to see what it can do to help Georgia peanut producers be more sustainable.
Peanut farmers in Georgia invest $2 per ton every year toward GPC programs that are focused on research, promotion and education. Chase said the funding this year is comparable to previous years and covers programs that are vital to peanut production. These include breeding, conservation methods, irrigation and water management, and pests and disease management.
For additional information and a complete list of the research projects funded by the Georgia Peanut Commission visit Georgia Peanuts.