Plant Breeding Innovations
Food security start with breeding plants for stable yields and resistance to plant pests and
diseases also considering the ever-changing environment. Plant breeding isn’t a new science.
Farmers have always selected the best plants of a current season to provide seed for the next
season. Plant breeding, just like any other science, has evolved tremendously over the decades.
After Gregor Mendel discovered of the genetic laws of inheritance in plant there have been a
dramatic acceleration in plant improvements and plant breeding, that benefits all mankind.
An increased understanding in Plant Biology and Genetics have enabled breeders to target more
precise characteristics in the plant’s genome using technologies such as gene mapping and
marker-assisted breeding. Plant Breeding Innovations achieves a higher precision in breeding in
a shorter time period.