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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development and Evaluation of Improved Peanut Cultivars

Location: Peanut Research

Project Number: 6604-13210-005-02
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2016

Objective:
To evaluate peanut germplasm and cultivars to develop cultivars with improved agronomic traits to enhance peanut production and efficiency.

Approach:
Existing peanut germplasm and cultivars will be planted for evaluation on experiment stations and research farms in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. Evaluations will be made to select for improved agronomic characteristics including pests resistance, water use efficiency, and acceptable post-harvest characteristics. Also, crosses will be made to continually provide new germplasm for evaluation. All resulting commercial peanut cultivars will be offered as joint releases between USDA/ARS and Auburn University.

Last Modified: 9/23/2014
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