The nation’s top agriculture official was in west Alabama Aug. 12 to announce grants to rural communities and to talk to farmers about issues ranging from overbearing environmental regulations to foreign trade.
There is one more important step that growers can take to further reduce the seedbank of Palmer amaranth. Neglecting this important step can undo prior efforts to holistically reign in the seedbank of Palmer amaranth.
Genomics already plays a role in peanut breeding and the use of the technology will continue to rapidly grow. Marker assistance technology can be used for screening for several traits in conventional breeding programs.