Request for Research Proposals 2021
The Peanut Research Foundation (PRF) is soliciting research proposals to address key industry concerns. Following completion of the successful Peanut Genome Initiative, The PRF is initiating the Peanut Genome Initiative – Phase II. This new initiative will capitalize on previous accomplishments and use genomic and breeding tools to address real issues facing the U.S. peanut industry.
Peanut Genomics Initiative - Phase II, 2019-2022
We intend to continue our focus on marker assisted selection technologies that improve and speed the peanut breeding process and will not invest in GMO research at this time. We do see amazing potential in the recent advances in gene editing. While the USDA has ruled that gene editing does not result in a GMO, the European Union recently ruled that gene editing is a GMO technique.
2021 Peanut Research and Education Award
The Peanut Research and Education Award is traditionally given to individuals or groups of individuals who have made significant contributions in the fields of research or education. Nominations must be submitted by October 31st and should identify and describe the specific research project or educational activity for which the candidate is being considered. In addition to biographical information, the nomination should include an evaluation of the quality and/or effectiveness of the project/activity. Nominations will be reviewed by the Board of The Peanut Research Foundation and the award will be presented at the USA PEANUT CONGRESS by the Foundation. Winner(s) will receive a plaque, a $1000 honorarium and an expense-paid trip to the Congress. Please use the attached application form for nominations.
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.
Peanut Genomics InitiativePeggy Ozias-Akins, University of Georgia, Distinguished Research Professor of Horticulture