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


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

through a Peanut and Mycotoxin Innovation Lab/ USAID project

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles58
  • Gangurde, S. S., Kumar, R., Pandey, A. K., Burow, M., Laza, H. E., Nayak, S. N., ... Pandey, M. K. (2019). Climate-Smart Groundnuts for Achieving High Productivity and Improved Quality: Current Status, Challenges, and Opportunities. Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Oilseed Crops. (pp. 133-172). Springer International Publishing.
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  • Holbrook Corley, C., Burow, M. D., Chen, C. Y., Pandey, M. K., Liu, L., Chagoya, J. C., Chu, Y., & Ozias-Akins, P. (2016). Recent Advances in Peanut Breeding and Genetics. Peanuts: Genetics, Processing, and Utilization. (pp. 111-145). Elsevier.
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Conference Papers2
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