Institution:University of Florida
Region:Southeast (GA, FL, AL)
Project Fiscal Year:2014
Report Received Date:
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.