In the Field (Eps. 6) - Georgia 2011 Peanut Harvest





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Georgia's peanut harvest is in top gear. Georgia growers planted the fewest acres of peanuts in recent history, and what they planted faced drought, disease and damaging insects all growing season. Yields will be volatile, from zero in some fields to near record-setting in others.

In this episode of "In the Field" Brad Haire speaks with Dr. John Beasley, peanut agronomist with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, about a harvest "farmers will be happy to get in the wagons and sold."

"In the Field" is produced by Brad Haire, news director with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, providing timely, reliable information about Southern agriculture, and showing it in action.


In the Field (Eps. 6) -- Georgia 2011 Peanut Harvest
Brad Haire and John Beasley

The scene opens to a peanut field with Brad Haire, News Director for the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Dr. John Beasley, Peanut Agronomist with Georgia Cooperative Extension.

The scene changes to a tractor working in a peanut field. The scene changes to a larger view of the tractor working in the field.

The scene moves to a close up of peanuts being pulled from them ground for harvest. The scene changes to a back view of the tractor showing peanuts being pulled.

The scene changes to a row of peanuts that have been pulled out of the ground waiting to be picked up.

The scene changes to a peanut field in full harvest. Several large pieces of machinery are digging, pulling and harvesting the peanuts.

The scene changes to a close up of peanuts being picked up from the field.

The scene changes to peanut wagon moving across the field to get the freshly picked up peanuts. The scene shows the fresh peanuts being poured into the peanut wagon. In the next scene, the peanut wagon is leaving the field.

The scene returns to the harvester picking up freshly pulled peanuts. A close up of the harvester is shown picking up the rows of peanuts. The peanuts are poured into another peanut wagon.

The scene changes to the peanut buying point where peanuts are being off-loaded. The scene moves to show several peanut wagons waiting to drop their loads.

The scene returns to Haire and Beasley in the peanut field as they finish their conversation about peanut harvesting.

© 2011 University of Georgia Office of Communications and Technology Services

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