dr chase

On March 6 a former Iowa State professor was recognized for his ground-breaking work in plant breeding. Dr. Sherret Chase was presented the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Award for Sustained Excellence for sustaining a high level of excellence throughout the course of his distinguished career beginning with the development of the ‘monoploid method’ which contributed to a transformation in plant breeding, accelerating the speed of selection for desirable traits resulting in stronger strains of maize. Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Science Endowed Dean Daniel J. Robison presented the award at the Raymond F. Baker Plant Breeding Symposium held at the Iowa State Alumni Center.

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