Genotype by Environment Interaction

Cotton plant

February 26 – April 6, 2018 (Spring Break March 19-23)

Professional Certificate

One module

Certified Crop Advisors may also earn 10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Pest Management and 5 CEUs in Professional Development.

Instructor

Oscar Rodriguez

Registration

Noncredit Professional Development by credit card (Your zip code must match the credit card’s billing address for you.)

Description

Module focuses on types and causes of phenotypic instability due to impacts of environmental factors. Topics include adaptation, impacts of G x E on selection and testing, selection of evaluation environments. Statistical concepts to describe/model interactions, breeding for reliability across unpredictable environments, precision phenotyping, selection for specific stresses, use of QTLs for abiotic and biotic stress stability.

Delivery

Online learners have the option of participating in twice weekly lectures presented to resident, on-campus students or viewing the taped lectures online. The resident class section, which will be available “live” via the Internet for distance students, will meet on days and times to be announced.

Requirements

Good Internet access, e-mail and the SAS software program. A free educational download is available at: http://www.sas.com/en_us/software/university-edition.html.

Textbooks

Prerequisites

Completion of Self-pollinated Crop Breeding, Germplasm & Genes, and Cross-pollinated Crop Breeding is recommended, along with a good background in statistics.

Tuition

$270 per unit hour

Who It’s For

Among those who would benefit from taking this class are:

  • Plant Breeding & Genetics professional certificate learners
  • Plant breeding and seed industry professionals
  • Certified Crop Advisors