Advanced Plant Technology Program, Pee Dee Research & Education Center
My primary research goal is to develop Virginia-type peanut cultivars for South Carolina peanut producers. This research will encompass the needs of the different segments of the peanut industry. My overall research interests are in the area of genetic diversity for crop improvement, specifically, in peanut to develop multiple disease resistance using the diploid wild species as sources of disease resistance genes. I use cytogenetics and ploidy level chromosome manipulation techniques and molecular markers to achieve this goal.