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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Welcome to the NPRL

 Lamb, Marshall C.
 Research Leader
 (229) 995.7400
 1011 Forrester Dr., SE
 P.O. Box 509
 Dawson, GA  39842-0509

Overview of the NPRL

The National Peanut Research Laboratory (NPRL) was established in 1965 for the purpose of improving farming practices and to study the newly detected mycotoxin, aflatoxin. Since that time, we have studied a variety of factors involved in peanut production from ...

better planting practices to
better irrigation practices to
better harvesting methods to
better storage methods to
better use of environmental and financial resources to
better control of aflatoxin.

Through the development of expert systems, the farmer can more efficiently produce a high quality crop. With the release of afla-guard®, the economic future looks much better for the peanut industry as well. Advances developed at the NPRL have provided the consumer with a safer, better quality peanut.

The National Peanut Research Laboratory is located in the heart of peanut production for southwest Georgia. Traveling on US 82, we are approximately 20 miles (32 km) NW of Albany, GA and 60 miles (97 km) SE of Columbus, GA on GA 520.


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Last Modified: 4/8/2008