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Dr. Steve L Brown

Area: Insect ManagementRead More
Work Phone: 229.386.3424

Area: Insect Management

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Dr. Glen Harris

Area: Environmental Soils & Fertilizers; Nutrient Management, Fertilizers, Soil ScienceRead More
Work Phone: 229.386.3006

Area: Environmental Soils & Fertilizers; Nutrient Management, Fertilizers, Soil Science

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Dr. Bob Kemerait

Area: Cotton and peanut pathology

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Work Phone: 229.386.7495

Area: Cotton and peanut pathology

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Ms. Pam Knox

Pam provides monitoring and outreach activities to Extension agents, scientists and producers. Her duties include:

  • Monitoring climate conditions for short- and long-term trends which may affect peanut health and management.
  • Providing weather and climate data for research, management decisions and insurance.
  • Providing presentations, articles, fact sheets, blog entries, and other outreach activities to inform peanut producers about impacts of weather and climate on peanuts.
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Work Phone: 706.310.3467

Pam provides monitoring and outreach activities to Extension agents, scientists and producers. Her duties include:

  • Monitoring climate conditions for short- and long-term trends which may affect peanut health and management.
  • Providing weather and climate data for research, management decisions and insurance.
  • Providing presentations, articles, fact sheets, blog entries, and other outreach activities to inform peanut producers about impacts of weather and climate on peanuts.
  • Studying the impacts of variable and changing climate on growing season, water availability and heat stress on crops and livestock.
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Dr. W Scott Monfort

Area of Expertise:

Peanut Agronomics including:

  • planting date, cultivar evaluation, tillage systems and equipment
  • planter and application equipment
  • precision agriculture technologies

Research, teaching, and extension work:

Dr. Monfort has a 90% extension and 10% research appointment as the extension peanut agronomist.…

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Work Phone: 229.386.3351

Area of Expertise:

Peanut Agronomics including:

  • planting date, cultivar evaluation, tillage systems and equipment
  • planter and application equipment
  • precision agriculture technologies

Research, teaching, and extension work:

Dr. Monfort has a 90% extension and 10% research appointment as the extension peanut agronomist. His program is currently responsible for developing and implementing a nationally recognized extension and applied research peanut program in agronomy. He provides support of county extension agents working in peanut production systems including field day support, developing timely in-service trainings, peanut production, and pest management recommendations, and informational leaflets, both printed and web-based. Dr. Monfort’s research emphasis is on development of cost-effective crop management systems including cultivar evaluation, tillage systems, planting date and seeding rate, integration and adaption of new precision agriculture and equipment technologies. 

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Mr. Calvin Perry

Area: Variable rate irrigation, precision farming, instrumentationRead More
Work Phone: 229.522.3623

Area: Variable rate irrigation, precision farming, instrumentation

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Dr. Wesley Porter

  • Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Precision Irrigation
  • Power and Machinery
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Evaluation of Tools and Techniques for Farmers to Implement Immediately on Farm
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Work Phone: 229.386.7328
  • Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Precision Irrigation
  • Power and Machinery
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Evaluation of Tools and Techniques for Farmers to Implement Immediately on Farm
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Dr. Eric Prostko

  • Extension Weed Specialist for Peanut Weed Control
  • New Peanut Variety Tolerance to Herbicides
  • Peanut Weed Control Systems
  • New Product Evaluations
  • Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
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Work Phone: 229.386.3328
  • Extension Weed Specialist for Peanut Weed Control
  • New Peanut Variety Tolerance to Herbicides
  • Peanut Weed Control Systems
  • New Product Evaluations
  • Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
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Ms. Amanda R. Smith

Amanda Smith provides outreach education, economic tools, and dissemination of applied research results on:

  • Cost of Production Economics
  • Enterprise Budgets
  • Conservation Production Methods
  • Conservation Policy
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Work Phone: 229.386.3512

Amanda Smith provides outreach education, economic tools, and dissemination of applied research results on:

  • Cost of Production Economics
  • Enterprise Budgets
  • Conservation Production Methods
  • Conservation Policy