Contemporary plant breeding requires teams of scientists with expertise in genetics, phenotyping, and statistics.

There is a real need to improve the efficiency of breeding and increase prediction accuracy in terms of genotypes, experimental design, and environment sampling.

The "Plant Breeding in the 21st Century" presentation planned at the Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL, will address this important topic.

The presentation will be held Monday, October 23, 2017, 3:20 PM.

Mark Sorrells, Cornell University, will present the lecture, which is part of the Ron Phillips Plant Genetics Lectureship.

"Inexpensive DNA sequencing, genotyping, new statistical methods, high throughput phenotyping, and gene-editing are revolutionizing breeding methods and strategies for improving both quantitative and qualitative traits," says Sorrells.

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