Corn School: Gibberella Infection Pathways & Breeding for Resistance


Did you know in-bred(parent) corn lines are short wee things? And that gibberella genetic resistance is a multi-gene trait? If ever you’ve been curious as to where hybrid corn lines originate, this latest Corn School is for you.

RealAgriculture’s Lyndsey Smith visited Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm to meet with Dr. Lana Reid, corn breeder for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to talk the dreaded gibberella ear rot. In this Corn School you’ll learn about genetic resistance, the two ways corn can be infected, how infested corn may impact quality and marketing options for the crop, and, why harvest timing is such a race against the clock.

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