Global Plant Breeding
Publications / Surveys
Plant breeding, and agriculture have contributed significantly to crop yields, and consequently to the global economy. Several articles, reports, and surveys have evaluated the impacts of plant breeding on global agriculture.
- Number of plant breeding students needed (informal calculation)
- Articles, Reports, Surveys
- Congressional gold medal winner: Norman Borlaug (pdf)
- Economic Returns from Agricultural Research, USDA article (pdf)
- FAO Spotlight, 2006. A global plant breeding initiative (html)
- GAO report, 2007. USDA: Information on classical plant and animal breeding activities
- Moose, S.P. and R.H. Mumm, 2008. Molecular plant breeding as the foundation for 21st century crop improvement. Plant Physiology 147: 969-977.
- Surveys: Human and Financial Resources Devoted to Plant Breeding
- Survey: Plant Breeding Student Training
- Survey: Student Training and Germplasm Availability
- Symposium, 2005 - Plant Breeding and the Public Sector: Who Will Train Plant Breeders in the U.S. and around the World?
- Hancock, J.F. 2006. Introduction to the symposium. HortScience 41: 28-29 (pdf).
- Morris, M., G. Edmeades and E. Pehu. 2006. The global need for plant breeding capacity: What roles for the public and private sectors? HortScience 41: 30-39 (pdf).
- Baenziger, P.S. 2006. Plant breeding training in the U.S. HortScience 41: 40-44 (pdf).
- Bliss, F. 2006. Plant breeding in the U.S. private sector. HortScience 41: 45-47 (pdf).
- Khush, G.S. 2006. Impact of international centers on plant breeding training. HortScience 41: 48-49 (pdf).
- Guimaraes, E.P., E. Kueneman and M.J. Carena. 2006. Assessment of national plant breeding and biotechnology capacity in Africa and recommendations for future capacity building. HortScience 41: 50-52 (pdf).
- Ransom, C., C. Particka, K. Ando and J. Olmstead. 2006. Report of breakout group 1. What kind of training do plant breeders need, and how can we most effectively provide that training? HortScience 41: 53-54 (pdf).
- Weebadde, C. and C. Mensah. 2006. Report of breakout group 2. How will we provide improved varieties of specialty, minor and subsistence crops in the future? HortScience 41: 55 (pdf).
- Terpstra, K., H. Oraby and V. Vallejo. 2006. Report of breakout group 3. How can the public and private sectors most effectively partner to train new generations of plant breeders? HortScience 41: 56 (pdf).
- Conference Minutes and Working Groups
- Journals and Non-Refereed Publications