1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Develop new and improved high oleic peanut varieties with value-added traits that are adapted to perform optimally in Oklahoma and Texas.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
Through traditional breeding techniques, breeding lines with value-added traits will be established and tested for promising performance in Oklahoma and Texas. Variety trials conducted across the state of Oklahoma by the cooperator will be crucial to variety release.
Peanut variety trials were held in three locations across Oklahoma in 2012. Tests included 4 ARS advanced breeding lines (1 runner, 1 Spanish, 2 Virginia). Agronomic characteristics such as yield, grade, and dollar value per acre were determined and reported (Partners in Progress-Peanuts, Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station report P-1039). ARS varieties were among the top three performers across market types in all tests conducted.