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Presentations – Fall 2007 Crop Breeding Courses

 

Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding
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Dates August 28 – September 27, 2007 /
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m.-5:20 p.m., CDT
   
Delivery Students have the option of attending a traditional class on the UNL East Campus or participating entirely via the Internet.
   
Instructor Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger (pbaenziger1@unl.edu)
   
Description This course covers the common breeding methods used to improve self-pollinated crops, such as wheat, rice and barley, and the theoretical basis for self-pollinated crop breeding. Students learn standard breeding methods and the theories associated with self-pollinated and inbred cross-pollinated crops, specifically, pedigree, bulk, single-seed descent, and backcross breeding methods.
   
Cost For noncredit participants, cost is $150 if payment is received by August 21; $200 thereafter. Fee includes parking permit for students attending class on campus. Regular UNL tuition and fees apply for academic students.

 

 

Germplasm and Genes
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Dates October 2 – November 6, 2007
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m.-5:20 p.m., CDT (November 6, CST)
   
Delivery Students have the option of attending a traditional class on the UNL East Campus or participating entirely via the Internet.
   
Instructor Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger (pbaenziger1@unl.edu)
   
Description This course focuses on genetic variation, the driving force behind crop plant breeding efforts. Students learn about the world’s great centers of crop diversity, where plant breeders obtain germplasm and genes from cultivated plants and their wild relatives. Modern biotechnology’s ability to move genes from one species to another is discussed as the newest way to create genetic variation. The course also covers the creation of the necessary variation of genetic resources for conventional and modern plant breeding programs.
   
Cost For noncredit participants, cost is $150 if payment is received by September 25; $200 thereafter. Fee includes parking permit for students attending class on campus. Regular UNL tuition and fees apply for academic students.

 

 

Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding
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Dates November 8 – December 13, 2007
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m.-5:20 p.m., CST
   
Delivery Students have the option of attending a traditional class on the UNL East Campus or participating entirely via the Internet.
   
Instructor Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger and/or Ken Russell (pbaenziger1@unl.edu, krussell1@unl.edu)
   
Description This course emphasizes standard breeding methods and theories associated with population movement 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 with 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.
   
Cost For noncredit participants, cost is $150 if payment is received by November 1; $200 thereafter. Fee includes parking permit for students attending class on campus. Regular UNL tuition and fees apply for academic students.

 

 

 

   
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