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Research Project: Evaluation of Advanced Breeding Lines and Current Peanut Varieties Performance Under Managed Conditions Across Oklahoma

Location: Peanut and Small Grains Research Unit

Project Number: 3070-21220-009-013-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2023
End Date: Jul 31, 2024

Objective:
The objective of this continuing project is to evaluate yield potential and suitability of currently available peanut varieties and advanced breeding lines for production in Oklahoma across several environments by utilizing small plot trials. Perhaps the most important management decision for peanut producers is variety selection. Selection of a variety that is high yielding and disease resistant is critical for profitable peanut production. Without variety testing, breeders would have no way to compare their advanced breeding lines to currently grown varieties and producers would not have an unbiased source of information when it comes to variety performance.

Approach:
Small plot trials will be conducted in at least two major peanut growing locations throughout the state. Experimental design will be a randomized complete block design and replicated 5 times. Recently released commercial varieties from around the United States will be tested to see if they are adaptable to Oklahoma growing conditions. In addition, advanced lines from the USDA-ARS in Stillwater, OK will be evaluated. Breeding lines will also be evaluated in disease trials when applicable.