This webinar was recorded on December 16, 2014. Watch it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUiyXFwGQ0w
We will describe our experience with an organic-certified winter nursery for corn breeding. This is part of a cooperative effort to produce available corn varieties tailored to meet the needs of organic farmers. The intended audience is corn breeders, but others who are interested in learning more about corn breeding or organic production systems may find value as well.
Bryan Brunner is a Professor a the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. He carries out research and communicates information about organic agriculture in tropical farming systems.
Kevin Montgomery is a consultant in central Illinois. His expertise spans corn breeding with emphasis on yield limiting factors such as plant diseases and insects.
Paul Scott is a Research Geneticist with the USDA ARS in Ames Iowa where he has worked for the past 18 years. His work focuses on improving corn for niche markets such as organic corn.
This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.