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Predicting the next big yielding hybrid

Predicting the next big yielding hybrid

University of Illinois corn breeder Martin Bohn is using a $500,000 USDA grant on research to improve corn breeding efficiency.  It’s hoped that it will bring about the ability to predict the performance of corn hybrids.  Bohn wants to use the corn genome to make breeding faster, more efficient, and more predictive.  He tells Brownfield corn breeding is a numbers game, but that advances in knowledge about mapping the corn genome could make corn breeding more predictive. 

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