957106 Plant breeding

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Grausgruber, Heinrich
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Part A: Introduction into plant breeding

Chapter I: Fundamental definitions, basic principles

Chapter II: Plant breeding categories - clones, lines, populations and hybrids, plant breeding in Austria

Part B: Introduction into variety- and seed testing

Chapter I: Variety protection (national and international), variety testing

Chapter II: Seed testing - laws, production, certification, testing procedures, trading, international market

Chapter III: Gene-banks, their importance and managements


Previous knowledge expected


Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Training to understand the basic principles of plant breeding work as well as seed certification, marketing and importance for the national and international agriculture
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.