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Gerald Smith

Smith, Gerald
Gerald Smith
Professor
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Phone:
903-834-6191
Office:
Overton, Texas
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Specialty:Forage Legume Breeding

This position is responsible for conducting a forage legume improvement program for Texas.  The primary emphasis of this program is the development of reliable, productive, pest resistant forage legumes that complement existing forage-animal production systems or allow development of new systems.  This research includes: forage legume germplasm collection and evaluation; crossing and population development; pest resistance screening; selection for various traits, including seed production, maturity, and ecoregion adaptation.  Cultivar development, ranging from initial selections to licensing and PVP applications, is a large component of this program.