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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Uniform Peanut Performance Tests (Uppt) 2001: Chemical, Sensory and Shelf-Life Properties

Authors
item Sanders, Timothy
item Blankenship, Paul

Submitted to: Miscellaneous Publishing Information Bulletin
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: May 1, 2002
Publication Date: July 1, 2002
Citation: SANDERS, T.H., BLANKENSHIP, P.D. UNIFORM PEANUT PERFORMANCE TESTS (UPPT) 2001: CHEMICAL, SENSORY AND SHELF LIFE PROPERTIES. MISCELLANEOUS PUBLISHING INFORMATION BULLETIN. 2002. 173 pp.

Interpretive Summary: The Uniform Peanut Performance Tests (UPPT) were established through an informal arrangement among cooperating scientists from U.S. peanut-producing states. The purpose of these tests is to evaluate the commercial potential of advanced peanut breeding lines not formally released. The UPPT serves as a valuable testing arrangement for U.S. peanut breeding programs to measure the adaptability of potential new cultivars over a wide range of diverse environments. Annually, a uniform set of advanced breeding lines are chosen and tested against the same set of check cultivars. The USDA, ARS, Market Quality and Handling Research Unit (MQHRU) in Raleigh, North Carolina and the USDA, ARS, National Peanut Research Laboratory (NPRL) in Dawson, Georgia conduct extensive programs to assist in cultivar quality assessment. The MQHRU publication presents data concerning chemical, sensory, and shelf-life characteristics of breeding lines grown at planting locations across the U.S. peanut-producing areas. Data presented by location and by individual breeding line demonstrate the variability resulting from environmental effects in the different peanut production areas of the United States.

Technical Abstract: The Uniform Peanut Performance Tests (UPPT) were established in 1973 through an informal arrangement among cooperating scientists involving seven major peanut-producing states. The purpose of these tests is to evaluate the commercial potential of advanced peanut breeding lines not formally released. The UPPT continues to serve as a valuable testing arrangement for U.S. peanut breeding programs to measure the adaptability of potential new cultivars over a wide range of diverse environments. Annually, a uniform set of advanced breeding lines has been chosen and tested against the same set of check cultivars. The USDA, ARS, Market Quality and Handling Research Unit (MQHRU) in Raleigh, North Carolina and the USDA, ARS, National Peanut Research Laboratory (NPRL) in Dawson, Georgia have established programs to assist cultivar quality assessment for participating scientists and the U.S. peanut industry. This publication presents data concerning food quality and shelf-life parameters on eleven breeding lines at nine planting locations in 2001. In the two volumes, data is presented by location and by breeding lines. Data clearly demonstrate the environmental variability in peanuts produced throughout the United States.

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