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The UGA Extension Peanut Team’s part in the sustainability of peanut production in Georgia is two-fold. The primary role of the extension peanut team is to support the peanut growers throughout Georgia through the county extension agricultural agents located in each county.

The extension peanut team provides this support through trainings, educational support, and other resources including:

  • extension newsletters
  • blogs, bulletins and publications
  • classroom and in-field trainings
  • field visits to conduct troubleshooting and in-field diagnostics
  • distance education
  • mass media programs

The extension peanut team also works closely with UGA peanut researchers as well as with other University and USDA peanut researchers throughout Georgia, the United States, and the world to develop unbiased, research based production information. As part of these interactions with researchers, the extension peanut team further examines research findings and adapts them to current production practices through applied research trials, on-farm demonstrations, and grower production meetings to ensure they are beneficial for peanut growers.


Peanut Publications
Peanut Digger and Combine Efficiency (B 1087) Published 11/21/2017

Consumers demand wholesome, good-tasting peanuts and peanut products. Meeting this demand starts on the farm with growing and harvesting the cleanest and least-damaged peanuts. This publication explains how peanut diggers and combines work and how to adjust them for peak efficiency to produce the highest quality peanuts.

Feeding Drought-Damaged Cotton and Peanut Crops to Beef Cattle (SB 55) Published 11/21/2017

Beef cattle producers can use abandoned cotton and peanut crops as an economic means of nutrient supplementation for beef cattle. By using these abandoned crops, cattlemen can reduce feed costs and/or extend the grazing period and perhaps allow pastures to regenerate if adequate rainfall is received. This publication contains information about feeding drought-damaged cotton and peanut crops to beef cattle.

2015 Peanut, Cotton and Tobacco Performance Tests (AP 104-7) Published 7/22/2016

This research report presents the results of the 2015 statewide performance tests of peanut, cotton, and tobacco. The tests for various evaluations were conducted at several or all of the following locations: Bainbridge, Tifton, Plains and Midville in the Coastal Plain region and Athens in the Piedmont region. Agronomic information such as grade, fiber data, plant height, lodging, disease occurrence, etc., is listed along with the yield data. Information concerning planting and harvest dates, soil type, and culture and fertilization practices used in each trial is included in footnotes.

Tropic Croton Identification and Control in Cotton and Peanut (C 865) Published 11/21/2017

This publication discusses tropic croton identification and control in cotton and peanut.

Hophornbeam Copperleaf Identification and Control in Peanut (C 882) Published 10/19/2017

Hophornbeam copperleaf has become an increasing problem in agricultural fields throughout Georgia. It can occur at densities that have the potential to reduce yields and influence harvest efficiency. Hophornbeam copperleaf is also known as three-seeded mercury.


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