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Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance

Date : 18 December 2009

To respond to the need for more plant scientists trained in developing drought tolerant cultivars, Colorado State University, Oklahoma State University, and University of Nebraska researchers, guided by a committee of breeders, growers, physiologists, and agronomists are offering a short course in Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance on June 14 - 25, 2010 in Fort Collins, CO. The course is targeted to graduate students in the plant sciences, as well as to professionals in the public and private sectors. It will provide three transferable graduate-level credits. The course will consist of classroom lectures, hands-on lab exercises, and field research in a drought breeding program at field sites in Eastern Colorado and Western Nebraska.

Course activities are designed around three modules: Whole Plant Physiology of Drought Stress, Plant Breeding for Drought Stress Tolerance, and Genomic Approaches to Drought Stress Tolerance.

Visit the Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance website at http://www.droughtadaptation.org/ for further program details and registration information.