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GPC, UGA Using Tour to Educate Attendees About Peanuts

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) and University of Georgia Peanut Team are educating Georgia Peanut Tour attendees this week about peanut production and why it’s important in helping feed the world. How are peanuts produced? What is aflatoxin? How are they graded following harvest? These are some of the questions Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension peanut …

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GCC, GPC Invite Farmers to Annual Field Day

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) invite producers to the Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Tifton, Georgia. University of Georgia (UGA) cotton and peanut team members, who specialize in agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, fertility and breeding will provide growers timely information pertinent to two of the …

Cotton/Peanut Research Field Set for Sept. 7

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission and Georgia Peanut Commission remind producers that a joint research field day with University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will highlight research funded by the respective commissions and coordinated by university researchers. Both cotton and peanut producers will be able to ask …

Disease Management Vital for Peanut Producers

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension caution producers about disease management with harvest season approaching. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension plant pathologist, discusses white mold and leaf spot, which could be problematic with increased rainfall in certain areas of the state. “This change in weather we’ve had, it’s almost like a light switch in …

GPC: Register Now for Georgia Peanut Tour

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) reminds those interested in attending this year’s Georgia Peanut Tour that registration is currently being held for the Sept. 13-15 event. It will be held in Tifton, Georgia, and surrounding areas. The tour provides attendees every year with the latest information on one of Georgia’s top row crops. They will also view …

GPC Hosts Senator Visit to South Georgia

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) hopes a visit from U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) will fuel legislative support for farmers. When Ossoff toured South Georgia on June 2, he visited with Turner County peanut farmer Ross Kendrick. Kendrick, a GPC board member, expressed concerns to Ossoff about the various obstacles that growers are currently facing. “What it …

Peanut Production: Reminders Early in Season

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Peanut Team remind growers about the importance of promoting a proper plant stand now to avoid replanting later. UGA Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort discusses what producers should be mindful of now that most of the state’s crop has been planted. “I think we need to be …

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Southern Peanut Growers Conference Set for July 21-23

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The Georgia Peanut Commission and fellow members of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation remind growers that registration is ongoing for the annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference, scheduled for July 21-23 at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event provides farmers from Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi a chance to obtain timely information about peanut-related issues, …

Registration Continues for Southern Peanut Growers Conference in July

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission and fellow members of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation remind growers that registration is ongoing for the annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference. It is scheduled for July 21-23 at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. The three-day event is for farmers from Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. It will provide …

GPC to Host Peanut Palooza

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) invites the general public to its Peanut Palooza event, scheduled for Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GPC office in Tifton. Joy Crosby, GPC assistant executive director, discusses what attendees can expect at this week’s event. “The Peanut Palooza is a family-friendly event. We’ll have lots of …