Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm

USDA-ARS Corn Breeding Program Update

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The USDA-ARS corn breeding efforts have a long history working with the Iowa State University farm system, dating back to the early 20th century. Research goals and focuses have changed throughout this time; however, current goals concentrate on the development of exotic derived corn cultivars and the understanding of corn genetics within environments. The two USDA-ARS research units consist of a full-time staff of plant geneticists and technicians and include various graduate research associates and undergraduate research students, conducting the research and experiments to achieve their missions’ goals.


How to Cite: Edwards, J. , Golden, J. , Vanous, A. & Shen, N. (2022) “USDA-ARS Corn Breeding Program Update”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports. 2021(1).