Plant Breeding

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

 

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