Georgia Peanuts Reap Benefits from Hurricane Idalia

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by Will Jordan The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Cotton Commission held their joint Cotton-Peanut Field Day in Tifton last week focusing on current research and late-season trends across both crops. To discuss the Georgia peanut crop’s current stage and potential impacts of Hurricane Idalia, Southeast AgNet visited with Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension Peanut Agronomist.

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Peanut Genome Sequenced with Unprecedented Accuracy

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts, Research

Improved pest resistance and drought tolerance are among potential benefits of an international effort in which Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators have produced the clearest picture yet of the complex genomic history of the cultivated peanut. Scientists undertook this large project to better understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underpin the peanut plant’s growth and development, …

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More Peanut Research Funding in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Peanuts, Research

Last month, the Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors met and approved research funding for the 2019-20 budget year. The budget increased to $653,901, as the board approved 35 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The research programs primarily focus on peanut breeding, conservation methods, …

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Georgia Peanut Commission Increases Funding for Research Projects in 2019

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Research

Board approves $653,901 in research projects The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) board of directors has approved $653,901 in research project funding for the 2019-20 research budget year. This action was taken during the commission’s March board meeting. The research projects approved include 35 project proposals submitted from the University of Georgia, USDA Agricultural Research Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. …

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Peanut Industry Expands Research Dollars with NIFA Matching Funds

Dan Industry News Release, Peanuts

The National Peanut Board, along with funding partner USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announces the awarding of three research grants focusing on genomics-enabled plant breeding. Collaborating with two peanut industry funding partners, the Southeastern Peanut Research Initiative (SPRI) and the Peanut Foundation, the National Peanut Board was able to allocate $542,226. NIFA’s dollar-for-dollar matching funds yielded a …