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Crop & Soil Sciences: Personnel: Faculty

John P. Beasley, Jr.

Photo: John Beasley Academic Rank: Professor and Extension Peanut Agronomist
Academic History: Ph.D., Louisiana State University 1985
M.S., Oklahoma State University 1981
B.S., Auburn University 1979
Area of Expertise: Crop Physiology and Management
Campus: Tifton
Office Location: 234 Horticulture Building
Phone: 229/386-3328
Fax: 229/386-7308
Shipping Address: Crop & Soil Sciences
The University of Georgia
104 Research Way
Tifton, GA 31793
Additional Web site: Peanuts


Research, Teaching, and Extension Work

My assigned responsibilities are 75% extension (public service), 15% research and 10% instruction. My Extension and research programs are in the agronomic production of peanuts. My priority is to develop educational programs and utilize technology transfer methods to deliver peanut production information to county Extension agents and peanut producers in Georgia. Typical technology transfer methods include county production meetings, newsletters, agent training, on-farm demonstrations, troubleshooting/diagnostics, e-mail and websites. I have worked closely with other UGA Extension and research faculty that have responsibility for peanut production to form the UGA Peanut Team. We believe strongly in the "team" approach to develop and deliver peanut production information that makes Georgia peanut producers more productive and profitable. I have developed (or have been a cooperator in developing) many programs, which include: adaptation to newly released runner cultivars, row spacing studies, planting date, seeding rate, and plant growth regulators, maturity determination, tillage, and pest interactions with cultural practices. One example of teamwork to address a pressing production problem is the research and extension programs on tomato spotted wilt virus. My applied research program focuses on peanut management and economically competitive production systems. Additional research includes physiological responses of peanut to climatic conditions and pesticide applications. I teach the following courses as part of the B.S. degree programs offered at the University of Georgia's Tifton Campus: CRSS 4300-Crop Production and Management in the fall semester of odd-numbered years, and CRSS 4310/6310-Seed Technology in the fall semester of even-numbered years. I also teach a graduate course, CRSS 7050-Advanced Crop Production, on an as-needed basis during the summer term on the UGA Tifton Campus. Additional peanut production information and copies of Extension publications that deal with peanut are available at local University of Georgia county Extension offices.

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