|Academic History:||Ph.D. Texas A&M University 1970|
|Area of Expertise:||Plant Breeding and Genomics|
|Office Location:||142 Plant Science Building|
|Shipping Address:||Crop & Soil Sciences
The University of Georgia
2360 Rainwater Rd.
Tifton, GA 31793
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Research, Teaching, and Extension Work
I conduct research on the breeding, genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics and management of new grasses used for forage and turf. Some of our best-known cultivars include TifSport and TifEagle bermudagrass, TifBlair centipedegrass for turf and Tifleaf 3 pearl millet for forage. Our research is concerned with the development and application of fundamental knowledge and principles essential to breeding, improvement, management, and utilization of grasses.
- Manipulation of apomixis to produce true-breeding hybrids
- Studies on the effects of cytoplasms on agronomic characteristics
- Evaluation of methods for utilizing germplasm from wild species
- Development of superior dwarf drought resistant pearl millet hybrids for the U.S.
- Development of superior bermudagrass and centipedegrass cultivars for turf