A University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate student team is working to speed up breeding processes by using high-throughput phenotyping.
Catherine Mick, graduate research assistant with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, said this could help fix a “bottleneck” in the triticale breeding program she works in. Triticale is a man-made wheat-by-rye hybrid species used for grain, forage and cover cropping.
This issue comes from the time it takes to evaluate and select the best genetic crosses of the crops breeders are working with.
Read Research Team Seeks to Accelerate Triticale Breeding Processes