With more than 35 core faculty actively developing new cultivars, germplasms, and parental lines – the consortium has more plant breeders than any other U.S. university.
The consortium is interdepartmental and focuses on a full range of research programs, courses, and crops. Plant breeders at NC State are based in different colleges (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Natural Resources) and departments (Crop and Soil Sciences, Forestry and Horticultural Science), while other departments, such as Entomology and Plant Pathology, have faculty who are extensively involved in breeding programs for field crops, horticultural crops, and trees. In addition, faculty members who provide strong support are located in the departments of Statistics, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, Plant Biology, and Genetics. Totally, more than 65 faculty members provide skills in DNA-based marker technology, plant transformation, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics in addition to basic field breeding.
Connecting plant breeders through international virtual seminar series
Plant Breeding Research Programs
Spring 2023 International Plant Breeding Seminar Series
NC State Plant Breeding Consortium is pleased to announce its fifth virtual seminar series in International Plant Breeding, consisting of six seminars beginning March 30th - May 4th on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST.
Heeduk Oh: Improving Shelf-life Fruit Quality in Blueberry
Heeduk Oh is a doctoral student that researches how to improve shelf-life fruit quality in blueberries as part of a national team to strengthen Vaccinium industry
SunGrains Collective Sets The Model For Collaborative Plant Breeding
Small grains breeder Paul Murphy is a founding member of a multi-university breeding program that has become the model for larger producing regions and even other crops
Dr. Carlos Iglesias
Director of the Plant Breeding Consortium
272 Kilgore Hall
2721 Founders Dr.,
Raleigh, NC 27607