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Georgia Seed Development names Bill Branch to new professor post for peanut breeding

University of Georgia professor William “Bill” Branch was named the Georgia Seed Development Professor in Peanut Breeding and Genetics.

Branch, the breeder behind Georgia-06G, joined UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in 1978, and has developed more than 20 new peanut varieties to increase yield and grade, as well as strengthen resistance characteristics, better shelling characteristics and enhanced flavor and nutrition.

The professorship was established with support from Georgia Seed Development (GSD) to enhance the field of plant breeding, genetics, and genomics programs through professorships and research programs at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES). Check out the story.