Plant Breeding

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Hybrid Breeding Workshop begins Aug. 10

June 22, 2021
The in-person and online workshop will focus on decisions that must be made when managing a breeding pipeline that results in the release or commercialization of a hybrid cultivar. 

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Small Grains Improvement Team Releases Two New Winter Wheat Varieties

June 8, 2021
Two promising new winter wheat varieties — a hard white winter wheat and a hard red winter wheat — could be available for planting in growers’ fields as early as fall 2021.

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UNL Dry Bean Breeding Program Announces Public Release of Two New Dry Edible Bean Varieties

April 19, 2021
Two new dry edible bean varieties will be available to producers in the near future — a great northern bean suitable for direct harvest and the other, a slow-darkening pinto bean variety with longer shelf life.

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Spring Agronomy Talks Highlight Innovative Ag Systems, Research

March 31, 2021
With several seminars remaining for April and May, the 2021 Agronomy and Horticulture Seminar Series will highlight herbicide resistance, plant breeding technology, pasture productivity and more.

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P. Stephen Baenziger
Nebraska’s P. Stephen Baenziger has developed wheat varieties that are used on more than 50% of Nebraska’s wheat acres. Craig Chandler | University Communication

Baenziger Supports Growers through Small-Grains Program

December 17, 2020
Over the course of his 34-year career at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, P. Stephen Baenziger has developed 61 new cultivars of wheat, barley and triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye.

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3 Online Mini-Courses on Plant Breeding and Genetics

February 8, 2018
This spring the university's Department of Agronomy and Horticulture is offering three advanced online mini-courses on plant breeding and genetics as part of its professional certificate program.

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