957307 Field crop breeding

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Topics covered
Breeding of Canola
Breeding of Sunflower
Breeding of Soybean
Breeding of Oil Pumpkin, Poppy and other oil crops
Breeding of Potatoes
Breeding of Wheat
Breeding of Barley, Oats
Breeding of Sugar Beets
Breeding of Rye and Triticale
Breeding of Maize
Breeding for Disease Resistance
Breeding for Organic Farming

Previous knowledge expected

Sound basic knowledge in General Plant Breeding - Breeding Methodology is of high advantage for understanding this course!
Lectrue and practical: Plant breeding - principles and methods (957320 & 957321) are highly recommended!
Alternatively consult the following textbook: Heiko Becker (2011) PFLANZENZÜCHTUNG, Ulmer UTB, ISBN 978-3-8252-3558-1 (BOKU main library, textbook collection , call # 53.40-2/2A) - a very good text book in German.

For Englich speakers: the excellent booky by Rex Bernardo (2010) Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants and Rex Bernardo (2014) Essentials of Plant Breeding are highly recommended.
All three books are available in the BOKO library.


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Achieving knowledge and understanding in breeding of major field crops. Students will gain the competence of linking their agronomic knowledge with plant breeding goals and types of cultivars. Students will be able to integrate knowledge of genetics and botany with breeding procedures and genetic resources in individual crop species.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.