Summer Institute expedites plant breeding education

August 4, 2021

"New technology requires people who know how to use it," said Rex Bernardo, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics professor and director of the University’s new Plant Breeding Center. "Our 2021 Summer Institute catered to professional plant breeders and students who want to learn about the latest tools and approaches in plant improvement."

UMN’s new Plant Breeding Center aggregates the University's core strengths in plant improvement through collaboration, continuing education, community building, and promotion. Faculty from several College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) departments have allied to leverage, promote, and share their plant breeding expertise through the center's activities.