Photo of pods of the four U.,S. market classes of peanut.                                            Photo showing that the marker

                                                                                                                                  or leafspot resistance is from

                                                                                                                                  Arachis cardenasii

Research is based on developing new peanut cultivars. Key components are improving edible seed quality, disease resistance, and tolerance to abiotic stresses such as water deficit. Genomic technology is also part of the breeding program. Click below for more information.

Graduate students represent the future for the science of plant genetics, whether as future scientists or agricultural practitioners. Being able to work with good graduate students, helping them develop their critical thinking skills, bringing more minds to address an issue or question, helps get more accomplished.

Varietal Development
Edible Seed Quality
Abiotic Stress Tolerance