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Research Project: Breeding Corn to Enable Organic Seed Production - Puerto Rico

Location: Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research

Project Number: 5030-21000-073-020-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 22, 2021
End Date: Jul 31, 2024

Our objective is to develop an outreach program to connect scientists, farmers and students who are interested in organic corn breeding.

Host winter nurseries that will serve as the venue for a boot camp program in organic corn breeding. Mainland farmers, student interns and other collaborators will work together to manage the nursery and exchange information about organic corn breeding in an intense, hands-on experience, and plan on-farm trials in Puerto Rico.