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MN CropCast: Wheat breeding and more with Dr. James Anderson

In episode #27 of Minnesota CropCast, David Nicolai and Seth Naeve sit down with Jim Anderson from the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. As the spring wheat breeder, he has released at least 19 cultivars and co-developed 8 more. Jim is well known in the small grains communities. He speaks regularly with farmers and commodity organizations and is a leader in the wheat breeding community. 

 Jim is a pioneer in breeding technology with research focused on identifying genes underlying economically important traits and implementing marker-assisted and genomic selection for cultivar and germplasm development. In addition to wheat, he leads plant improvement programs focusing on intermediate wheatgrass (Kernza®) and field pennycress. He is also an extremely active advisor for graduate and undergraduate students and teacher in the classroom. 

Please join Dave and Seth for a conversation about breeding established and developing crops for Minnesota on this week’s CropCast. Don’t forget to subscribe so that these podcasts are easier to find each week.

What is Minnesota CropCast?

Hosts David Nicolai and Seth Naeve discuss the progress and challenges of Minnesota's agronomic crops in this new podcast. They are joined by a diversity of specialists representing all crops and agronomic disciplines to discuss their research and its impact on future Minnesota crops. Dave Nicolai is a crops Extension educator and Seth Naeve is the Extension soybean agronomist.

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