TIFTON — The Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference, put on by the Georgia Peanut Commission, was held in Tifton on Jan. 18 at the University of Georgia Conference Center.
The show opened at 8:30 a.m. with approximately 1,200 attendees were able to look at exhibits, equipment and the latest research.
Attendees were also able to listen in to seminars on peanut production and seeds, with topics ranging from seed quality and quantity for the 2018 planting season, irrigation management, insects, fertility, disease and nematodes to varieties currently in production and growing advice.
At the luncheon and program, awards were given out to various guests.
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Did You Know?
Last season, Georgia produced more peanuts than it has in 20 years, exceeding 828,000 acres, according to UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort. Based on early estimates, Georgia’s crop averaged approximately 4,400 pounds per acre in 2017.
Peanuts are one of Georgia’s top commodities with a farm gate value of $685 million in 2015.