Delivering 10 Years of Peanut Genomic Science and Commercial ROI
Report to the U.S. Peanut Industry on Results of Peanut Genomics and Breeding Research
In 10 short years, The Peanut Research Foundation’s two peanut genome research initiatives have delivered significant science that has real-world commercial value to every sector of the U.S. peanut industry: growers, shellers, manufacturers and allied industries.
While our research has generated 150+ scientific papers to date, our goal was always to fuel peanut breeding programs to bring new value to our supply chain. This document highlight theses initiatives. From the initiative’s vision, design and execution, to how we transferred learnings to industry — and listened thoughtfully to our industry’s needs.
The Peanut Research Foundation's 2022 Annual Report spotlights some of our 2022 accomplishments.
Investing in Peanut’s Future - 2021 Annual Report
The Peanut Research Foundation (TPRF) made considerable progress in 2021, the second year of the foundation’s Peanut Genome Initiative Phase II (“PGI-II”), despite a lingering global pandemic.
In 2021, USDA and land grant universities imposed COVID-19-related restrictions on travel and laboratory activities, which slowed progress of research in general including ours. Still, our accomplishments were significant.
The Peanut Research Foundation's 2021 Annual Report spotlights some of our 2021 accomplishments, and the people behind that work.
Summary of 2021 Peanut Research Foundation Projects
The Peanut Research Foundation has completed the process of selecting an aflatoxin research project. A special call for aflatoxin related proposals ended in February and the board considered six excellent proposals. The board voted to fund Dr. Peggy Ozias-Akins’ proposal entitled “Genetic Approach to Mitigate Aflatoxin Contamination in Peanut“.
New peanut has a wild past and domesticated present
Researchers dig into the past to create new varieties to improve production
The wild relatives of modern peanut plants have the ability to withstand disease in ways that peanut plants can’t. The genetic diversity of these wild relatives means that they can shrug off the diseases that kill farmers’ peanut crops, but they also produce tiny nuts that are difficult to harvest because they burrow deep in the soil.
Get the complete article here: https://news.uga.edu/new-peanut-wild-past-domesticated-present/
Peanut Genome Initiative: Research Final Report, October, 2017
In 2012, the U.S. peanut industry charged The Peanut Foundation with initiating a research program to map the genetic code of the peanut plant. The Peanut Genome Initiative (PGI) was — and remains — the largest research project ever funded by our industry, with the $6M cost shared equally among growers, shellers and manufacturers. This is the final report of that five-year program.
2020 Annual Report The Peanut Genome Initiative (PGI-Phase II)
The 2012-2017 Peanut Genome Initiative (PGI) was the largest research project ever funded by our industry, with the $6M cost shared equally among growers, shellers and manufacturers.
The PGI has given us a map with which we can unlock some of the genetic potential of the peanut plant. We now have the capability to find beneficial genes in cultivated and wild peanuts that can lead to even greater yields, lower production costs, lower losses to disease, improved processing traits, improved nutrition, improved safety, better flavor and virtually anything that is genetically controlled by the peanut plant. These accomplishments will depend on incremental scientific advances in gene discovery and the development of markers. Desirable traits will become reality as the result of aggressive breeding programs which are equipped to take advantage of these tools.
Click here for the 2020 Annual Report The Peanut Genome Initiative (PGI-Phase II).