UGA Studying White Mold to Ensure Continued Sensitivity to Fungicides

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By Clint Thompson White mold disease in peanuts has always been a problem for producers in the Southeast. University of Georgia plant pathologist Tim Brenneman is conducting research this year to see if the disease is developing resistance to the fungicides producers are already applying. “We’ve had about 25 years of exposure, and in some cases, heavy exposure. Where we’re …

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Georgia Cotton Issues Discussed in Washington

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

Before the height of the coronavirus and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives shutting down their offices to visitors, a few folks from Georgia made a trip to our nation’s capital. Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) Executive Director, Richey Seaton, explains some of what was discussed. For more information, can contact the GCC office in Perry.

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GPC Research Focuses on Helping Farmers be More Sustainable

Clint Thompson Georgia, Peanuts

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 …

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Georgia Peanut Commission Increases Funding for Research Projects in 2020

Clint Thompson Georgia, Peanuts, Research

TIFTON, Ga. (March 19, 2020) – The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $739,693 in research project funding for the 2020-21 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 40 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. …

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Peanut Tags for Seed

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Given the current situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus, there have been various questions about peanut tag season. Tyron Spearman reports that for now, it’s operations as usual.

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NPB Contributes to Research on Peanut Allergies

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The National Peanut Board (NPB) continues efforts in support of research for peanut allergies. NPB has contributed more than $32 million since its inception toward funding outreach, education, and research on food allergies. Key findings about prevention and treatment for peanut allergies over the last decade can trace some of their roots back to this funding. According to a story from Tyron Spearman, …