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An F2 Yield Trial in Peanuts¹

Authors: Ray O. Hammons , W. D. Branch

  • An F2 Yield Trial in Peanuts¹

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    An F2 Yield Trial in Peanuts¹

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Abstract

An F2 yield trial in peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.) was conducted in 1978 to evaluate 25 entries in a six replicate randomized complete block design. Entries included progenies from sixteen intrasubspecific cross combinations and their representative parents: seven component lines of two U. S. cultivars, ‘Florunner’ and ‘Florigiant’, and two peanut introductions, ‘Makulu Red’ and ‘486 GKP’.

Progeny and parental performances were determined for eight quantitative traits: yield, fancy pods, meat content, total sound mature kernels, other kernels, extra large kernels, damaged kernels, and 100 seed weight.

Hybridization between adapted and unadapted genotypes led to a reduction in performance characteristics. However, cross populations were identified as having selection potential for improving yield and grade.

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Keywords: Groundnut, Intrasubspecific cross combinations, Arachis hypogaea L

How to Cite:

Hammons, R. & Branch, W., (1981) “An F2 Yield Trial in Peanuts¹”, Peanut Science 8(1), p.53-56. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-8-1-14

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01 Jan 1981
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Author Notes

1Contribution from Agricultural Research, Science and Education Administration, U. S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Agronomy, University of Georgia, Coastal Plain Station, Tifton, GA. Supported in part by grants from the Georgia Peanut Commission.