Research is conducted on a wide range of agronomic and horticultural crops. Peanuts, corn, cotton and soybeans are major agronomic crops, while watermelons, peaches and pecans represent some of the important horticultural crops being investigated.
Regardless of the crop, the warm, humid climate is ideal for major agricultural insect, weed, nematode and disease problems. This provides a unique setting for UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences researchers to develop novel pest management strategies and tactics, and to screen new crop varieties for pest resistance. Additional long term research includes soil fertility experiments, crop rotation studies, and ecological research to look at the impact of native wildflowers on crop production.
Much of the research is conducted with either center pivot or with drip irrigation systems. The Research and Education Center also features a main office building, residence, chemical storage building, machine shop and several equipment sheds to house a diverse array of field and research equipment. Five full time employees operate and maintain this research facility.