Dr. Timothy Brenneman is a Plant Pathologist at the University of Georgia (UGA) and has been in this position since 1986. He began his college education at Goshen College in Indiana, where he studied biology. Brenneman then attended graduate school at Virginia Tech, where he completed an assistantship in a peanut project. Immediately after graduation, he was offered a job at UGA – Tifton. When he first came to UGA he was working with leaf-spot disease, but after a year or two, he was given the opportunity to switch over to soil-borne diseases.
Brenneman’s expertise is in plant disease management, and applied epidemiology. He explained that his program is relatively broad-based, but mission-oriented and focused on real issues that growers face while producing peanuts here in the southeast.
"How are peanuts produced? What is aflatoxin? How are they graded following harvest?"
These are some of the questions Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Extension peanut agronomist in the department of Crop and Soil Sciences, and his colleagues are answering during this week’s tour in South Georgia.
Sapkota Awarded 2nd Place in Poster Competition
Madan Sapkota, M.S. student advised by Dr. Simer Virk, won second place in the M.S. Poster Competition at the American Peanut and Research Society's (APRES) annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.
Sapkota presented his work on selection of optimal spray parameters and utilization of precision spray technologies for pesticide applications in peanut.