• The University of Georgia has received a $700,000 grant from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety to help improve food safety in Senegal’s dairy industry. The project is part of a larger $2.9 million parent grant from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, based at Cornell and Purdue Universities and funded…

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  • Congrats to Bob Kemerait, a longtime collaborator with the Peanut Innovation Lab, who was recognized by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Science for his international research work. Kemerait has worked in Extension with UGA for 20 years, focusing on developing disease and nematode management strategies. At the same time, he has…

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  • Jagger Harvey, the director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss, is editing a special issue of the journal “Foods,” titled “Safeguarding the Global Food Supply: Advances in Mycotoxin Prevention, Surveillance and Mitigation” “While research and development efforts are successfully increasing production, improving processing and expanding the availability of…

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  • The U.S. Agency for International Development is accepting comments on a call for a Horticulture Innovation Lab. A recent Feed the Future Horticulture Innovation Lab program was managed by the University of California-Davis, but went on hiatus last year at the end of 10-year term. As it is currently proposed, the lab will work in two…

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  • The Peanut Research Foundation is soliciting research proposals for the 2021 round of funding. Following the completion of the Peanut Genome Initiative, the foundation now looks for projects that use genomic and breeding tools to find solutions for the U.S. peanut industry, particularly disease resistance (initially focusing on leafspot), aflatoxin control, drought tolerance and flavor…

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  • The Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will lead a team of eight programs – including the Peanut Innovation Lab at the University of Georgia – to create a toolkit that will bring research innovations through scaling and into development.   The University of Illinois announced the new $1 million Innovation…

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  • Congratulations to the 2020 winners of awards from the American Peanut Research and Education Society. APRES held its 52nd annual meeting online earlier this month. Tim Grey, University of Georgia, was named a Fellow of the Society. Kelly Chamberlin, USDA-ARS, won the Coyt T. Wilson Distinguished Service Award. Ye Chu, University of Georgia, took the Corteva™Agriscience…

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