Institution:New Mexico State University
Project Fiscal Year:2015
Report Received Date:
Project NPB Budget:$8,214
Water stress or Drought is a major limitation to peanut production in New Mexico. New Mexico is under semiarid climate where Valencia peanuts are grown under irrigation. Annual rainfall received is 18 inches per annum. Ogallala Aquifer that extends from South Dakota through West Texas and New Mexico is getting depleted and water is getting scarce and expensive. For this reason we need to develop varieties that are tolerant to drought and use water more efficiently.