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Burow, Mark Professor

Positions

Goals of the program are, in collaboration with peanut breeding programs in College Station and Stephenville to

(1) release new cultivars for Texas growers, incorporating:

high yield

improved edible seed quality -early maturity, high oleic oil

resistance to water deficit, heat, and salt stress

resistance to disease and pests, especially leafspot, nematodes, and Sclerotinia blight

(2) Participate in the International Peanut Genome Initiative, and use genomics technology in cultivar

development

(3) Participate in international collaborations with scientists, especially in Ghana and Burkina Faso

through a Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab/ USAID project