2009 Annual Report
In the 2008/2009 crossing season we sent 16,158 seeds from 243 crosses using 569 female tassels to the breeding program at Texas A&M University. Of these 243 crosses, seeds from 192 crosses using 460 female tassels were made and shared between the ARS Florida program and the Texas A&M breeding program.
Progress was monitored during one week that support personnel from Texas A&M spent at USDA-ARS, Canal Point, Florida, making crosses for Texas. In addition, there were several emails and phone calls between scientists at College Station and Canal Point to decide on parent genotypes to be used for Texas and to identify genotypes not currently at Canal Point that needed to be imported.