Plant breeding is the science of boosting a plant’s desirable genetic traits to develop new varieties of crops and ornamentals that are higher yielding, more resilient and require less inputs.
When combined with the latest advancements in genetics and genomics, this critical science is significantly advancing the field of agricultural production.
The University of Georgia is home to a world-renowned, cutting-edge plant breeding program – the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics.
Our researchers are developing improved plant varieties and training the next generation of students in the latest plant breeding methods. The research being done at IPBGG contributes to food security and agricultural sustainability, worldwide.
Learn more by visiting the IPBGG website.