Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding

August 21 – September 21, 2017

Instructor: Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger

1 Unit

This module is offered for noncredit professional development.

Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) may earn 10 CEUs from this course: 9 in Crop Management and 1 in Pest Management.

Registration:

Non-academic credit Professional Development (Credit card zip code must match card owner’s billing zip code.).

Description:

This module covers the common breeding methods used to improve self-pollinated crops and the theoretical basis for self-pollinated crops. Individuals learn the standard breeding methods and theories associated with self-pollinated and inbred cross-pollinated crops, specifically, pedigree, bulk, single-seed descent, and backcross breeding methods.

Delivery:

Distance learners have the option of participating in live lectures presented twice weekly or viewing the taped lectures online. The in-person section, which will be available “live” via the Internet for distance learners will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:20 p.m. in 272 Plant Sciences Hall on UNL’s East Campus.

Requirements:

High-speed Internet access with an updated browser, email, and ability to view videos.

Textbooks:

  • Plant Breeding: Principles and Practices, course notes by P. Stephen Baenziger (recommended)
  • Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, by George Acquaah (recommended reference text)

Purchase both items from the University Bookstore.

Prerequisites:

At least one prior course in genetics is recommended.

Tuition:

Noncredit Professional Development Course: $270 total cost

Who It’s For:

Among those who would benefit from taking this course are:

  • Seed industry personnel
  • Agronomists and crop consultants (Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) may earn 10 CEUs from this module: 9 in Crop Management and 1 in Pest Management.)
  • Food industry personnel
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists
  • Producers
  • Certified Crop Advisors

At a Glance