Southwest Success!

Highlights of the 49th Annual Meeting
July 11-13, 2017 * Albuquerque, NM

     Thank you for supporting the 2017 Annual Meeting.  The outstanding program and Albuquerque venue drew 329 attendees–largest Southwest meeting in recent memory.  Scientists from every U.S. peanut producing state and 12 countries presented 144 scientific papers.  The largest number of universities ever competed in our Joe Sugg Graduate Student Competition.  The General Session and the UAVs—A Look From Above Symposium were standing room room only.  Fun and fellowship were in great supply at the Ice Cream Social, Reception and Dinner.  A huge thanks to the APRES Board of Directors, Annual Meeting Program Committee, and our  great group of Sponsors who made this all possible!

2017-18 Board Elected

Peter Dotray, Texas A&M University & Texas Tech University

Rick Brandenburg, North Carolina State University

Past President:
Corley Holbrook, USDA-ARS


Steve Brown, American Peanut Council
Darlene Cowart, Birdsong Peanuts
Wilson Faircloth, Syngenta
Marshall Lamb, USDA/ARS
Chris Liebold, The J.M. Smucker Company
Peggy Ozias-Akins, University of Georgia
Barbara Shew, NC State University
Dan Ward, National Peanut Board
Jason Woodward, Texas A&M University

A huge thanks to outgoing Board members Tom Stalker, Jim Elder, Mike Baring, and Howard Valentine for their support and guidance.

2017 Sponsors

Wednesday Night Reception & Dinner
BASF Corporation

Awards Reception
Dow AgroSciences

Spouses Hospitality Suite
Texas Peanut Producers Board

Excellence in Extension Session

Meeting Breaks
Birdsong Peanuts
Olam Edible Nuts
Fine Americas, Inc.

Ice Cream Social
Buhler Group
Golden Peanut & Tree Nuts
National Peanut Board
National Peanut Buying Points Association
Nichino America
North Carolina Peanut Growers Association
Premium Peanut
The J. M. Smucker Company
U.S. Gypsum
Virginia Peanut Growers Association

Spouses’ Program
Texas Tech University

Joe Sugg Graduate Student Competition
North Carolina Peanut Growers Association

JLA, Inc.

Dow AgroSciences

Fun Run
Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Registration Bags & Product Donations
Texas Peanut Producers Board

Verdesian Life Sciences

Peanut Snacks
Alabama Peanut Producers Association

Bell Plantation

Florida Peanut Producers Association

Georgia Peanut Commission

Hershey’s Chocolate

Hormel Foods
Mars Chocolate

Mississippi Peanut Growers Association

National Peanut Board

North Carolina Peanut Growers Association

Ready Roast Nut Company

The J.M. Smucker Company

South Carolina Peanut Board

Texas Peanut Producers Board

Virginia Peanut Growers Association

Professional Recognition & Awards

Fellow of the Society

Dr. Steve Brown
Peanut Foundation

was elected to Fellow of the Society at the 2017 meeting.

Coyt T. Wilson
Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Austin K. Hagan
Auburn University

Bailey Award

Best Paper of the 2016 Annual Meeting was awarded to:

Jianping Wang, University of Florida
(Presenting Author)
H. Zou, Z. Peng, J. Maku, L. Tan, F. Liu, Y. Lopez, and J. Wang of University of Florida; and, M. Gallo, Delaware Valley University

for their paper:

Dissecting the Genetic Basis of Peanut Nodulation

Dow AgroSciences Award – Research

Marshall Lamb, USDA-ARS-NPRL

Joe Sugg Graduate Student Competition


1st PlaceJake Fountain, University of Georgia
Comparative Genomics Analysis of Field Isolates of Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus to Explain Phenotypic Variation in Oxidative Stress Tolerance and Host Preference

2nd Place – Carolina Chavarro, University of Georgia
Genotyping of Recombinant Inbred Lines Population Provides Evidence to Tetrasomic Recombination in Culvated Peanut

Section 2

1st Place – Wen Carter, University of Georgia
The Influence of Nozzle Type on Peanut Weed Control Programs

2nd Place – Stephen Leininger, Mississippi State University
Land Preparation and Irrigation Method Impacts on Peanut Pod Yield, Quality and Water Use Efficiency

Section 3

1st Place – Lindsey Christman, North Carolina State University
Applications of Peanut Skins as a Functional Food Ingredient.

2nd Place – Brian Jordan, University of Georgia
Effect of Planting Date on Two Cultivars on Leaf Spot Severity and Yield when Grown Without Fungicides.

2018 Annual Meeting

July 10-12, 2018
Doubletree Williamsburg Hotel
Williamsburg, VA

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