Cultivar Development

Open Access Logo
Walter Suza & Kendall Lamkey
Read on Pressbooks

This open textbook places emphasis on the design of a process pipeline for continuous development of new improved cultivars as a means to implement the cycle of crop improvement. Essential topics in New Line Development and New Line Evaluation are addressed, such as choice of parents, creation of progeny, and evaluation and selection of progeny. Preparations needed for the commercial launch of new improved cultivars are explored, including varietal registration, volume production of quality seed, seed testing, and intellectual property protection. To maximize genetic gain and accelerate release of new products, ways to integrate and optimize effectiveness and efficiency of the process pipeline are analyzed. Students learn to design a process pipeline to produce improved cultivars that meet a specific product target which represents stakeholders’ needs

  • Details
    Published Published By DOI
    Aug. 11, 2023 Iowa State University Digital Press 10.31274/isudp.2023.144
    License Information
    Cultivar Development Copyright © 2023 by Walter Suza (Editor); Kendall Lamkey (Editor); and Rita H. Mumm is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.
    Suza W. & Lamkey K. 2023. Cultivar Development