This webinar will cover the basic techniques and terminology involved in the genetic improvement of plants, from traditional breeding to genetic engineering and genome editing. You will learn about how the history of crop domestication relates to plant breeding today, and some of the biotechnological tools that are being used to further improve our crops. Real-world examples will be used that illustrate the scientific, social, and practical similarities and differences between these different techniques.

CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Karl Haro von Mogel
Director of Science & Media
Biology Fortified, Inc.

Karl Haro von Mogel is the Science & Media Director at Biology Fortified, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and engaging the public on important topics in plant genetics and agriculture. Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics with a minor in Life Science Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying the genetics of sweet corn, and just completed his first Post-Doc with the USDA where he improved our understanding of the cucumber genome. He is passionate about helping people to understand how crops have changed and the importance of these changes in the future. He also keeps bees and makes awesome shirts.

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$40.00 Non-members

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
July 15, 2015
The Technology of GM Crops
Speaker Information
Dr. Karl Haro von Mogel   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Management : 1.00
Soil Science Society of America
Professional Meetings: 1.00
Member/Certified Professional Price:$25.00
Non-Member Price:$40.00