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Peanut research report due Wednesday

TIFTON, Ga. — The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold its annual Research Report Day at 9 a.m. Wednesday in room 14 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. The event provides growers and industry representatives an opportunity to hear the latest reports on research projects funded by GPC in 2012.

“Each year the commission invests peanut farmers’ dollars into various research projects across Georgia in an effort to obtain results that help farmers reduce costs of production and improve agronomic techniques that can be applied to most all of the Southeast growing area,” said 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 Georgia Peanut Commission, on behalf of Georgia’s 4,000 peanut farmers, awarded $260,000 to peanut research facilities in the state during 2012. This effort funds 22 research projects from the University of Georgia and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. These programs primarily focus on economics, conservation methods, irrigation and water management, peanut breeding for higher yield and improved quality, and pests, weed and disease management.

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