Breeding for Disease Resistance in Runner Peanuts for the SE

Institution:

University of Florida

Budget ID:

1282

Project ID:

341

Report BID:

State:

Florida

Region:

Southeast (GA, FL, AL)

State Group:

FL-75

Project Fiscal Year:

2014

Category:

Breeding/Genetics/Biotech

Report Type:

Report Received Date:

Investigator:

Tillman

Project NPB Budget:

$23,000

Tests designed to evaluate peanut breeding lines and cultivars for their reaction to three major diseases, leaf spot, TSWV, and white mold were established in Marianna, Florida in 2014. Results showed that breeding can successfully identify and select for genotypes with resistance to these diseases. This suggests that we could breed cultivars with resistance to all three diseases which would provide growers with tools to better manage their farms and their fungicide budgets. 

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