Hybrid Breeding: The Essentials – Workshop and Field Day

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Anyone who has an interest in plant breeding and wants to extend his/her knowledge in hybrid breeding is welcome to attend the Aug. 9-10 program on University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus.

Hybrid Breeding: The Essentials – Workshop and Field Day

Blaine Johnson, agronomy and horticulture professor of practice, will be leading a workshop Wednesday, Aug. 9 and Thursday, Aug. 10 titled “Hybrid Breeding: The Essentials.” This two-day event will take place in the Goodding Learning Center, 280 Plant Sciences Hall on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus.

This workshop is designed to provide a view of the structure and essential components of a hybrid breeding program and to define basic hybrid breeding terminology. Time will be spent in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln maize breeding nursery where participants will see how the described components translate into actual breeding materials contained in a plant breeding nursery. This workshop has a strong industry perspective, based upon the maize breeding model.

Workshop leaders include Johnson and Lorena Dumbá, intern for hybrid breeding and teaching in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.

More information and registration available online.

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