Plant Breeding and Selection
University’s Department of Plant Breeding is conducting workshops on
breeding techniques including topics like: pollination, assessment and selection.
- Researchers are providing access to parent germplasm and unfinished
varieties for interested growers and commercial seed companies, especially
alternative producers in the Northeast region.
- Information on the latest research methods, results and new initiatives
at Cornell University are disseminated.
- Technical support and troubleshooting are available for growers and
- There are opportunities for farmers to work directly with breeders
on specific traits they need in new vegetable varieties.
For more information, please contact Michael
Our hope is that this project will provide
improved varieties, demonstrate the value of participatory plant
breeding methods and
grower-based selection and lay the groundwork for more breeding
in and for organic systems. Additional funding is being sought
that will help develop projects focused on breeding for traits
that are important to organic growers.