The Georgia Agricultural Experiment Stations
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
The University of Georgia
2003 Peanut, Cotton, and Tobacco Performance Tests
Research Report Number 692
January 2004
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Griffin Campus

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This research report presents the results of the 2003 statewide performance tests of peanut, cotton, and tobacco. The tests for various evaluations were conducted at several or all of the following locations: Bainbridge, Tifton, Plains, and Midville in the Coastal Plain region and Athens in the Piedmont region. For identification of the test site locations, consult the map below.

Agronomic information such as grade, fiber data, plant height, lodging, disease occurrence, etc. is listed along with the yield data. Information concerning planting and harvest dates, soil type, and culture and fertilization practices used in each trial is included in footnotes.

In order to have a broad base of information, a number of varieties, including experimental lines, are included in the trials, but this does not imply that all are recommended for Georgia. Varieties best suited to a specific area or for a particular purpose, and agreed upon by College of Agriculture agronomists, are presented in the 2004 Spring Planting Schedule for Georgia (available from your county extension office). Pesticides used for production practices are included for the benefit of the reader and do not imply any endorsement or preferential treatment by the University of Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station. For additional information, contact your local county extension agent or the nearest experiment station.

The least significant difference (LSD) at the 5 or 10% levels has been included in the tables to aid in comparing hybrids. If the yields of any two hybrids differ by the LSD value or more, they may be considered different in yield ability.

This report is one of five publications presenting the 2003 performance of agronomic crops in Georgia. For more information concerning other crops, refer to one of the following research reports: 2002-2003 Small Grains Performance Tests (Report 688), 2002-2003 Canola Performance Tests (Report 689), and 2003 Soybean, Sorghum Grain and Silage, Grain Millet, and Summer Annual Forage Performance Tests (Report 691).

This report, along with performance test information on other crops, is also available at our web site Additional information may be obtained by writing J. LaDon Day, Crop and Soil Sciences Department, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, 1109 Experiment St., Griffin, GA 30223-1797.