Georgia went seven years without a fulltime Extension or research peanut entomologist. It finally has one now. Mark Abney started June 10 as the new University of Georgia peanut entomologist. Southeast Farm Press ran up with him Sept. 11 for a few minutes of questions and answers.
Georgia researchers want to put unmanned helicopters, or what are commonly called drones, to work for Georgia farmers, providing a bird’s-eye view of what to do in cotton or peanut fields before problems get too big.