The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awards a five-year $4.3 million grant to six national institutions to advance pecan research

“The potential outcomes of this research are huge for the pecan industry,” says Charles Rohla, Noble Foundation Center for Pecan and Specialty Agriculture manager. “This research effort shows the significant strides made toward more collaborative work with research and organizations in the industry.”

The grant will enable researchers to develop resources that can be used to identify genetic elements in pecan that control various traits, such as disease resistance, drought tolerance and nut quality.Grant recipients include The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, New Mexico State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), University of Georgia, University of Arizona and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

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