Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
Seed Biotechnology Center
University of California
Seed Biotechnology Center

UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy - Davis- Class VIII

Dates: September 13, 2021 - September 18, 2021

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact: Joy Patterson

Sponsor: Seed Biotechnology Center

Event Details

The Seed Biotechnology Center at the University of California, Davis has organized a professional development course to teach the principles of plant breeding to seed industry personnel. This two-year course addresses the reduced numbers of plant breeders being trained in academic programs. Participants meet at UC Davis for six sessions over two years. Readings and exercises continue between sessions via internet to allow participants to maintain their current positions while being involved in the course. 

Course goal: This course develops the skills and abilities of current industry personnel to enable them to become independent breeders or more valuable contributors to larger breeding programs.

PBA in Davis, Class VIII
Applications now being accepted!

The dates below are tentative based on whether we are able to hold in-person classes in September of 2021.

September 13-18, 2021
February 7-12, 2022
June 6-11, 2022

September 12-17, 2022
February 6-11, 2023
June 5-9, 2023

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