Plant Breeding for Non-Plant Breeders Online Course

Learn more about genetics and plant breeding, such as shown here by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Agronomy, in a 10-week online summer course designed for non plant breeders.
Work at your own pace to learn about genetics and plant breeding, such as the work shown here by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Agronomy, in a 10-week online summer course designed for non plant breeders.

Plant Breeding for Non-Plant Breeders Online Course May 16, 2016

Are you interested in plant breeding and genetics but can never find the time to pursue it? Do your colleagues talk about plant breeding and expect you to know what they mean? Do you easily get lost in work conversations centered on new findings in plant genetics?

If so, Plant Breeding for Non-Plant Breeders is the online, non-credit class for you. Taught by Keenan Amundsen, assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, this summer class runs from June 6 through August 12.

Class topics will include:

  • History and milestones in plant breeding
  • Plant biology
  • Evaluating plant performance and stress tolerance
  • Genes and germplasms
  • Breeding strategies
  • Marker-assisted breeding
  • Cultivar and germplasm management and release
Keenan Amundsen Keenan Amundsen

Delivered online over 10 weeks, this course does not require on-campus attendance. Students simply work at their own pace. There is no textbook and the course is a mixture of online lessons, course notes, presentations, and videos. Computer system requirements include an updated browser and email, common plug-ins such as Adobe Reader, virus protection, flash player, and speakers.

The most successful students have experience in undergraduate plant science, biology, and genetics courses. Introductory genetics and plant science courses are also available online through the University. For more information see Certificate Modules and Classes.

Visit the course website to learn more about this opportunity and register now to reserve your space.

If you have questions, contact Kathy Schindler, kschindler1@unl.edu, 402-472-1730.

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