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A Certified Organic Winter Nursery for Corn Breeding

Join eOrganic for a webinar on running a certified organic winter nursery for corn breeding in Puerto Rico! The webinar will take place on December 16, 2014 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public and advance registration is required. 

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About the Webinar

We will describe our experience with an organic-certified winter nursery for corn breeding. This is part of a cooperative effort to produce available corn varieties tailored to meet the needs of organic farmers. The intended audience is corn breeders, but other who are interested in learning more about corn breeding or organic production systems may be find value as well.

About the Presenters

Bryan Brunner is a Professor a the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. He carries out research and communicates information about organic agriculture in tropical farming systems. 

Kevin Montgomery is a consultant in central Illinois. His expertise spans corn breeding with emphasis on yield limiting factors such as plant disease and insects.

Paul Scott is a Research Geneticist with the USDA ARS in Ames Iowa where he has worked for past 18 years. His work focuses on improving corn for niche markets like organic corn.

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Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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