The Peanut Research Foundation (PRF) is soliciting research proposals to address key industry concerns. Following the successful completion of the Peanut Genome Initiative and the Peanut Genome Initiative – Phase II, the PRF, with input from the entire industry, is preparing a new research plan to guide future funding.
The Peanut Research Foundation took progressive strides forward in 2022. Consistent with our goals, we funded 13 research projects related to disease and aflatoxin resistance, general methodology and research support. Through the scope of our work, we are looking to the future and providing an investment in exploration and innovation to benefit the entire U.S. peanut industry.
Report to the U.S. Peanut Industry on Results of Peanut Genomics and Breeding Research Peanut Genome Initiative. 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.
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.