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Agricultural News for Farmers and Agribusiness in SW Georgia

Peanut Tour 2015

Posted by romeethredge on September 17, 2015

We had a good group (about 200) of folks come through southwest Georgia on the Georgia Peanut Tour this week.  Folks were here from all over the world , with some from Malawi and Ghana in Africa as well as many more spots, wanting to learn and experience agriculture here. We went to Glenn Heard’s peanut field where they were picking and I told Glenn if we had a dollar for every photo than was taken there it would have been a pretty good offering.  Glenn, Parker and Craig were great hosts and explained things well. Earlier in the day, Andy Bell showed about peanut digging.

Here myself, and other agents, Brian Hayes and Kyle Brown talk about peanut maturity determination.

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Due to recent rains and poor drying weather these peanuts had been dug more than a week before picking. Conditions were not real good so pickers were running very slowly. The wind was blowing out of the east and Grampa always said, “Wind out of the east, they’ll pick the least.” and that’s often true.

 

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We were very fortunate to be able to tour LMC here in Donalsonville as part of the tour. Lewis Carter, bottom photo, spoke to the group about the company and what they do and we toured the amazing plant where many things concerning seed separation and cleaning and many more ag related devices are engineered and built. They do a lot concerning peanuts. Here’s a link to their website including a very interesting video about the company.

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Here’s a link to the excellent Peanut Tour site.

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