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Estimation of general combining ability (GCA) and prediction of hybrid performance

1.      Field design If you want to use the block effect for adjustment, be sure that hybrids with the same female are not grown in the same block, otherwise you will ...
December 11th, 2013
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None

Increasing selection gain for the target environment

1. What is the selection and the target environment The selection environment is usually managed by the breeder with regard to field design, soil homogeneity and fertilizer application. The selection environment can include ...
December 3rd, 2013
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None

Some general advice for implementing genomic selection into a breeding program

General procedure to conduct genomic selection Decide which trait should be predicted. Is it a quantitative (like yield) or qualitative trait (like a disease). If it is a quantitative trait you ...
November 4th, 2013
Topic: Plant breeding Tags: None

Line development and hybrid evaluation (example maize)

Line development and testing within the heterotic pools Source population Open-pollinated cultivars, synthetic cultivars, single crosses, back-crosses, dou- ble crosses, related line crosses, and exotic germplasm can be used as source population. The requirements ...
April 6th, 2013
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None