Peanut research day gives latest information to farmers

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - South Georgia peanut farmers Wednesday heard the latest information from research projects they funded.
The Georgia Peanut Commission hosted the annual Research Report Day.

Growers and industry representatives got findings from 31 projects researching ways to improve crop quality and the costs involved.

G.P.C. Research Committee Chairman Donald Chase said "I think a lot of farmers are going to be focusing on a good fungicide program.  That is perhaps one of our higher costs.  Things that we do in peanuts.  And so how can we reduce our costs and still get good results."

The Georgia Peanut Commission awarded 398-thousand dollars to peanut research facilities in the state during 2015.

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