The first stop of the 2023 Georgia Peanut Tour was a stop at Davis Farms. Davis Farms is owned and operated by Rusty and Jerry Davis of Decatur County, Georgia. They farm cotton and peanuts and even own their own buying point right in the heart of home. They have had a love for farming since 1986, which was when the journey of Davis Farms began. The Davis brothers purchased the farm for their father and have worked side by side ever since.
This stop highlighted the use of GPS navigation, which allows the farmer to monitor what is happening behind him, all while digging peanuts. GPS navigation is the best investment for a farmer because it helps prevent digging losses by being more precise. TifNV High O/L was also featured on the Davis Farms. This variety is a nematode resistant variety, which is needed in this county where nematode issues are high.
Decatur County, Georgia is a hotspot for agriculture. Peanuts are a top commodity in the county, along with sweet corn and tomatoes. Decatur County is #2 in the state of Georgia for certified peanut acres, with a total of 33,728 acres.
To learn more about peanut production in the state of Georgia, visit https://bit.ly/456q9Sx .