Dr. Monfort talking to tour participants about diseases Georgia peanut farmers are facing this year.
The 29th annual Georgia Peanut Tour wrapped up last week, after participants spent three days touring southwest Georgia. They learned about about every aspect of the peanut industry, from planting, all the way through to food and seed production. We sat down with Dr. Scott Monfort, one of the Georgia Peanut Tour committee members, for an overview of this years tour, which was a collaboration between the Georgia Peanut Commission, the University of Georgia and the National Peanut Research Laboratory.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we look at the Waters of the U.S rule, talk about a vegetable seed company and their research facilities in southern France, have the new peanut acreage numbers which are up again, pass along information about a new cotton website and more.
At various field days over the past few weeks, we’ve heard over and over again how important it is to rotate crops. And that is something Dr. David Wright, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension agronomist out of Quincy, has been working with for quite a few years.
Peanut growers and others in the industry really hope exports to other countries pick up soon. Tyron Spearman has that story, along with information about how peanuts are being introduced to infants and why.
Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Weekincludes a feature on HM. CLAUSE, a global vegetable seed company, as well as an update on the increase in peanut production and decrease in cotton production. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.
The National Peanut Board, along with Alabama Peanut Producers, Florida Peanut Producers, Georgia Peanut Commission and others, have partnered with The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture to develop Discover the Powerful Peanut, a set of 12 easy-to-use peanut activity cards for kids. Tyron Spearman has the details.
TIFTON, Ga. (Sept. 11, 2015) – The twenty-ninth annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held Sept. 15-17, 2015, and located out of the Thomasville, Georgia area. The tour brings the latest information on peanuts while providing a first-hand view of industry infrastructure from production and handling to processing and utilization. Tour stops will be made in several peanut producing Read the rest of this entry »