November 2 – December 7, 2017
Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) may earn up to 10 CEUs: 8 in Crop Management, 1 in Soil & Water, and 1 in Pest Management.
Noncredit Professional Development by credit card
This module focuses on the standard breeding methods and theories associated with population improvement of cross-pollinated crops (e.g., corn, alfalfa, sunflowers, and forage grasses) and self-pollinated crops that are forced to cross-pollinate. Students learn about creating populations, recurrent selection methods, with and without progeny tests, and hybrid production practices. Topics discussed include the common breeding methods used in improving cross-pollinated crops and the theoretical basis for cross-pollinated crop breeding.
Online learners have the option of participating in live lectures presented twice weekly to face-to-face students or viewing the taped lectures online. The face-to-face class section, which will be available “live” via the Internet for online learners, will meet on days and times to be announced.
High-speed Internet access, email, and the ability to view video files.
- Plant Breeding: Principles and Practices, course notes by P. Stephen Baenziger (recommended)
- Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, by George Acquaah (recommended reference text)
At least one prior class in genetics is recommended.
Noncredit Professional Development Module: $270 total cost
Who It’s For
Among those who would benefit from taking this session are:
- Seed industry personnel
- Agronomists and crop consultants (Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) may earn up to 10 CEUs: 8 in Crop Management, 1 in Soil & Water, and 1 in Pest Management.)
- Food industry personnel
- Extension educators, agents and specialists
- Certified Crop Advisors