Submitted to: Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station Research Progress Report
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2013
Publication Date: 4/1/2013
Citation: Branch, W.D., Balota, M., Ilseib, T.G., Monfort, W.S., Bostick, J.P., Tillman, B.L., Burow, M.D., Baring, M.R., Chamberlin, K.D. 2013. Uniform Peanut Performance Tests 2012. Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station Research Progress Report No. 4-13. 23 p. Interpretive Summary:
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. In 1995, plant material transfer agreements were also accepted among all cooperators in the UPPT. The year 2012 completed and marked 40 years of the UPPT. The purpose of these tests is to evaluate the commercial potential of the few very best 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. During 2011 because of severe state and federal budget cuts, the following limitations for the number of submitted entries were agreed upon for the UPPT: A). A maximum of twenty (20) total entries including two (2) checks and up to eighteen (18) advanced breeding lies per year. B) A maximum of three (3) entries per UPPT cooperating breeding program. C). A maximum of four (4) entries from non-cooperating breeding programs, depending upon the number of UPPT cooperators' entries if that number is less than eighteen (18). A cooperating breeding program is defined as one which conducts the annual test. Annually, a uniform set of advanced breeding lines has been chosen and tested against the same set of check cultivars. Before acceptance for UPPT evaluation, new entries should be equal to the appropriate check cultivar of similar market type in several respects and be superior in one or more characteristics after preliminary yield testing for at least two years. These new entries are usually accepted for a maximum time period of three years in the UPPT, unless prior arrangement has been made with the coordinator. At each participating location, the UPPT cooperator commonly uses the most prevalent cultural practices, and may also include additional entries (local options).