Crop Improvement

This course covers basic principles in the genetic improvement of crop plants. Applied learning e-modules will be used to expose students to decision making process in breeding programs. Emphasis will be placed so that students can gain experience in handling methods of cultivar development in self-pollinating, cross-pollinating and asexually propagating crops. Africa centric examples will also be utilized to cover factors affecting cultivar release, multiplication, and distribution of high quality seed.

Coordinator: Asheesh Singh, Jessica Barb, Arti Singh

Collaborating Faculty in Africa:

  • KNUST: Richard Akromah
  • MAK: Richard Edema, Paul Gibson, Phinehas Tukamuhabwa
  • UKZN: John Derera, Paul Shanahan