Plant breeding in greenhouse

Requirements

In order to earn the Plant Breeding and Genetics Professional Badge, learners will need to take all four core modules and select from elective modules of their choice for a total of 12 units. Learners will need to show mastery of the content in each module by earning 70% or higher.

Please note that the Plant Breeding for Non-Plant Breeders: An Introduction to Basic Concepts refresher module does NOT count toward the 12-unit requirement.

The estimated time of completion for each module is 40-60 hours (and 60-80 hours for the 2-unit Plant Genetics module), though the actual time of completion will vary based on the learner's background and/or experience with the concepts presented in the module.

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Modules in Plant Breeding and Genetics

Module NameTerms OfferedType of ModuleUnitsCEUs
Self-Pollinated Plant Breeding for Professionals Fall 2021, Fall 2022 Core Module 1 9 CEUs in Pest Management; 1 in Crop Management
Genetic Resources for Plant Breeding Fall 2021, Fall 2022 Core Module 1 7 CEUs in Crop Management; 3 CEUs in Pest Management
Outcrossing in Plant Breeding Fall 2021, Fall 2022 Core Module 1 8 CEUs in Crop Management; 1 CEU in Soil & Water; 1 CEU in Pest Management
Genetic Engineering in Plants Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 Core Module 1 6 CEUs in Crop Management; 4 CEUs in Pest Management
Plant Genetics Spring 2022 Elective Module 2 3 CEUs in Crop Management; 2 CEUs in Pest Management
Disease Resistance Breeding: Phytophthora Resistance in Soybean Case Study Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022 Elective Module 1 3 in Pest Management
Disease Resistance Breeding: Transgenic Strategies Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022 Elective Module 1 3 in Pest Management
Integrated Weed Management for Agribusiness Professionals Spring 2022 Elective Module 1 6 in Pest Management
Management of Turfgrass Disease Spring 2022 Elective Module 1 None
Plant Pathology: Pathogens Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 Elective Module 1 None
Plant Pathology: Cultural and Chemical Management Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 Elective Module 1 None
Plant Pathology: Defenses and Host Resistance Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 Elective Module 1 None
Genetic Principles: Inheritance in Families and Populations Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 Elective Module 1 None
Genetic Principles: Chromosomes and Genes Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 Elective Module 1 None
Genetic Principles: Molecular Genetic Engineering & DNA Testing Methods Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022 Elective Module 1 None
Plant Breeding for Non-Plant Breeders: An Introduction to Basic Concepts Summer 2021 Elective Module 1 None