Breeding Peanut for Disease Resistance Valuable to Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States
University of Florida
University of Georgia, USDA, ARS, University of Florida (US)
Albert Culbreath, Roy Pittman, Amanda Gevens
The project seeks to develop rust and leaf spot resistant germplasm and cultivars and deploy the germplasm and cultivars throughout the Caribbean and the Americas where peanut is grown as is practically feasible. This project will also train graduate students from the host country in plant breeding and/or plant pathology and assist the host country and other CRSP host countries in developing breeding and/or testing capabilities by training their personnel in disease evaluation and basic breeding techniques needed to select and advance promising lines. Lastly, this project will develop integrated disease management programs that utilize resistant cultivars.
1. Develop rust and leaf spot resistant germplasm for the region - based on parallel activities in the USA and Bolivia." 2. Train graduate students from the host country, or other Caribbean or Latin American countries. 3. Train host country collaborators to evaluate peanut plants for rust and leaf spot resistance and to select and propagate those plants that show promise.