Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day set for February 11

Randall Weiseman Field Crops, Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

From the Georgia Peanut Commission:

gpcThe Georgia Peanut Commission will hold the annual Research Report Day, Feb. 11, 2015, 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 and newest information available on peanut research projects funded by GPC in 2014.

“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 GPC, on behalf of Georgia’s 3,500 peanut farmers, awarded $318,780 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2014. This effort funds 28 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 UGA Peanut Team Endowment and the Georgia Weather Network.

The Georgia Peanut Commission’s research program continues to 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; irrigation and water management; pests, weed and disease management; peanut utilization and manufacturing; and allergen free peanuts.

The agenda for the GPC Research Report Day is available online at All research reports will be available online following the GPC Research Report Day.