September 27: 10AM Pacific, 11 Mountain, 12 Central, 1 Eastern: Hybrid, F1, Double Cross, and Open-pollinated Corn: What Does it All Mean? The intended audience is anybody with an interest in different types of corn varieties and their relative merits. In the webinar, corn breeders Margaret Smith of Cornell University and Richard Pratt of New Mexico State University will explain what different types of corn varieties are, how uniform or variable each type is, and highlight the relative advantages and disadvantages of the different variety types. This webinar is part of the NIFA OREI funded research project Breeding Non-Commodity Corn for Organic Production Systems. Register here.
September 28: 11AM Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1 Central, 2 Eastern: Part 3 of Webinar Series on Barcode Based Digital Data collection for Vegetable Breeding Programs: Harvest Data and Final Analysis
Part 3 of this ongoing series will focus on harvest based component of the system with an emphasis on the connected instrumentation for dimensions, weights, photographs and quality instruments and how data is compiled for final analysis. At the conclusion, participants will be able to evaluate whether they will choose to invest in this technology and will have examples of how to get started in assembling their own data collection pipeline. If you haven’t attended any other webinars in this series, register here. The recordings of the first 2 webinars can be found on the Plant Breeding and Genomics YouTube channel!