PLANT BREEDING FOR DROUGHT TOLERANCE, an online course, will be offered Sept. 26 to Oct. 28, 2011 by Colorado State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers.
Concepts included in this intensive, graduate level course include:
* Understanding the target environment
* Determining which phenotypic traits to use in selection
* Understanding transgenic approaches and quantitative trait locus analysis for improving drought tolerance
* Learning from successful examples of improving drought tolerance in a variety of crops
* Integrating techniques learned in the course into a breeding or research program strategy
The course is targeted to graduate students in the plant sciences, as well as to professionals in the public and private sectors. It will provide one transferable graduate-level credit. Please visit the Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance website at http://www.droughtadaptation.org<http://www.droughtadaptation.org/> and follow the "Online Course" link for further program details and application information.
Patrick F. Byrne
Professor & Graduate Studies Coordinator
Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences
1170 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523