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Smith, Gerald Professor


I am responsible for conducting a forage legume improvement program for Texas. The primary emphasis of this program is the development of reliable, productive, pest resistant forage legumes that complement existing forage-animal production systems or allow development of new systems. This research includes: forage legume germplasm collection and evaluation; crossing and population development; pest resistance screening; selection for various traits, including seed production, maturity, and ecoregion adaptation. Cultivar development, ranging from initial selections to licensing and PVP applications, is a large component of this program.

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