Examining Peanuts

The UGA peanut team conducts research on all aspects of peanut production. Our team’s research and recommendations are an invaluable resource for peanut growers in Georgia and several other peanut growing states in the United States.

Research project areas include:

  • Breeding and genetics
  • Agronomics, entomology
  • Plant pathology
  • Nematology
  • Engineering
  • Precision agriculture
  • Soil fertility
  • Agricultural climatology
  • Production economics
  • Marketing
  • Agricultural policy
  • Food science and technology

The many successes of this research team can be easily seen in the productivity and sustainability of the peanut crop over the last several decades. Growers have seen the Georgia state average of peanut production go from an estimated 3500 lbs/acre to over 4400 lbs/acre. They’ve also seen a reduction in cost of production (per acre) due to increased yields, quality and enhanced production recommendations. 

UGA Varieties

UGA has a dozen peanut varieties available through Georgia's Integrated Cultivar Release System. Read more about the varieties' development and characteristics.