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

PBA E-Series- Hybrid Breeding Strategies

Dates: April 20, 2021 - April 22, 2021

Time: 6:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Contact: Julie Tillman @

Sponsor: UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center

Event Details

The UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center Plant Breeding AcademySM (PBA) programs and courses have enjoyed global popularity with both seed and plant breeding professionals, utilizing a model focusing on the practical application of science and theory. These programs feature veteran instructors from industry and academia and have successfully been taught in an in-person format.

Based upon a seed industry-wide survey assessing continuous educational needs during the pandemic, we are launching a set of on-line short courses called the PBA E-Series. This series utilizes in an on-line format the proven teaching models of our in-person courses that focus on practical application and interaction with experienced instructors.

The PBA E-Series are short courses offered on-line and consisting of two ½ days. Garnered from real life examples, the curricula focus on the practical applicationof theories in:

  • Statistics
  • Experimental Design
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Principles of Plant Breeding
  • Plant Breeding and Gene editing
  • Plant Breeding and Genomic Selection
  • Innovation Strategies and Tactics
  • Leadership

E-Series #2: Hybrid Breeding Strategies
Foundation level, designed for plant breeders and their team, this course will aid in the design and development of a true hybrid breeding engine, covering the topics of breeding targets, germplasm and trait organization into pools, importance of hybrid testing/evaluation, early vs late generation testing, choice of testers, and more.

European E-Series Hybrid Breeding Strategies (European time zones)
April 20 and 22, 2021 • Starts at 3:00 PM Central European Time zone 

Course details and registration @


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