BREEDING PEANUTS FOR DISEASE RESISTANCE VALUABLE TO LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND THE UNITED STATES
Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit
Project Number: 6607-21000-010-24
Start Date: Oct 01, 2008
End Date: Dec 31, 2012
The objective of this research is:
1. To identify resistant germplasm for rust and leafspot.
2. To process imported germplasm through plant quarantine.
3. Transfer disease-free germplasm to the University of Florida cooperator.
Our approach is to identify peanut material from literature and other germplasm collections resistant to leafspot and rust. Also, we will process material imported to the U.S. for the project through plant quarantine and ship the material to our University of Florida Cooperator.