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A fast, accurate way to check peanut plants for healthy traits

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The lengthy process of breeding better peanut plants can be sped up by using a biophysics technique, Raman spectroscopy. Texas A&M AgriLife biophysicists and plant breeders have demonstrated the use of Raman spectroscopy to quickly scan the levels of oleic acid in peanuts. Oleic acid, a monounsaturated oil, lends peanuts a longer shelf life. The oil is also healthy for ... Read More »

Branch Named To Seed Development Professorship

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William “Bill” Branch, a professor in the University of Georgia Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and a peanut breeder, has been named to the Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Peanut Breeding and Genetics. Since joining the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 1978, Branch has worked to develop new peanut varieties to help with the battle against ... Read More »

Texas Foundation Seed Service is now Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research has changed the name of the for Texas Foundation Seed Service to Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed, effective immediately. “The new name – Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed – strongly emphasizes our relationship with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and is consistent with Texas A&M AgriLife’s branding strategy,” said Patrick J. Stover, vice chancellor of Texas A&M ... Read More »

Texas A&M Names New Peanut Breeder At Stephenville

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Dr. John Cason has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant professor for peanut breeding and genetics in Stephenville, where he will supervise the AgriLife Research and Extension Center’s peanut program. Cason holds a doctorate from Texas A&M University in plant breeding, and he brings more than 20 years’ experience in breeding and developing new peanut cultivars. He supervised all ... Read More »

A Look At ACI Seeds

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Since 2001, peanut breeder Kim Moore has worked to produce high- yielding, disease-resistant varieties. • By Amanda Huber •  For more than 35 years, Kim Moore has worked to make better yielding and more disease resistant peanut varieties. He worked with Ernest Harvey, a well-known peanut breeder and someone Moore considers an important mentor, at AgraTech Seeds. “When AgraTech closed, ... Read More »

Peanut Breeder Honored

Dr. Tom Stalker, NCSU

NCSU’s Tom Stalker recognized for service to humanity through collecting, evaluating or conserving the Earth’s genetic resources. Peanuts are not only among North Carolina’s top agricultural commodities, they also represent a key source of protein for people around the world. Making them even better has been Tom Stalker’s life work. A professor and former head of North Carolina State University’s ... Read More »