Plant Breeding

plant breeder in the field

Plant Breeding is the genetic improvement of crop plants through the study and application of genetics, statistics, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, and related sciences.

  • Maize

  • Soybean

  • Sorghum

  • Sunflower

  • Other crops in conjunction with the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station.

An advanced degree in plant breeding offers tremendous job opportunity: 

  • Management and operation of public and private plant breeding programs

  • Research on plant breeding methodologies, bio-technologies, and information technologies to improve breeding efficiency and effectiveness

  • Cultivar development