GPC Set to Host Research Report Day

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC)

The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) reminds its growers that the annual Research Report Day is scheduled for Feb. 7, starting at 9 a.m. at the Nationally Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), located on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus at 2360 Rainwater Road in Tifton, Georgia.


As always, the event provides farmers and industry representatives a chance to hear about research pertaining to peanut projects funded by the GPC in 2023.

Donald Chase, GPC Research Committee chairman, talked about the importance of the event, as producers learn about how their research money is being spent.

“We actually, as part of our contracts, ask all of the researchers to provide us with that report. It’ll be maybe 10 to 15 minutes depending on how many there are that day. Some it it’s preliminary and before we can release it to the Extension to get out among the growers, it’s just an opportunity to look at the projects as they’re making progress and just evaluate what they’re doing,” Chase said. “Some of it is really in-depth. Not all of it is. To keep abreast of what’s changing is always a good opportunity.”

Research Background

GPC awarded $706,139 to peanut research facilities in Georgia during 2023. This effort funds 35 research projects from the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. The research focuses primarily on peanut breeding, conservation methods, irrigation and water management, as well as pests, weed and disease management.

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.

Source: GPC