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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Release of 20 Gem Breeding Families Adapted for the Southern Us

Authors
item Balint-Kurti, Peter
item Blanco, Michael
item Duvick, Susan
item Holland, Jim
item Clements, Michael
item Holley, R - SYNGENTA SEEDS, INC.
item Carson, Martin
item Goodman, Major - NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: September 8, 2005
Publication Date: March 1, 2006
Citation: Balint Kurti, P.J., Blanco, M.H., Duvick, S.A., Holland, J.B., Clements, M.J., Holley, R., Carson, M.L., Goodman, M.M. 2006. Release of 20 GEM breeding families adapted for the southern US. Crop Science. 46:996-998.

Interpretive Summary: The USDA GEM (Germplasm Enhancement of Maize) project is a cooperative effort to facilitate the introduction of exotic maize germplasm into US breeding programs. We report here 20 superior F2S2 families containing 50%-tropical germplasm by pedigree. These lines yielded well in the southern corn growing regions of the US in comparison to commercial check hybrids, and also performed well by several other criteria .

Technical Abstract: The USDA GEM (Germplasm Enhancement of Maize) project is a cooperative effort to facilitate the introduction of exotic maize germplasm into US breeding programs. We report here 20 superior F2S2 families containing 50%-tropical germplasm by pedigree. These lines yielded well in the southern corn growing regions of the US in comparison to commercial check hybrids, and also performed well by several other criteria .

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