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2014 Corn Inbred Lines Announced

Short-season corn products
Short-season corn products
Ten inbred lines were released by the NDSU Corn Breeding program in 2014. Dr. Marcelo Carena leads the program.

The NDSU Corn Breeding program led by Dr. Marcelo J. Carena released 10 new corn male and female inbred lines in 2014. These will be used for hybrid seed production and breeding programs developing short-season corn hybrids.

The released lines were screened in summer and winter controlled stress nurseries and also tested in hybrid combinations across more than 50 environments in cooperation with industry. Experiments included top hybrid checks recommended by industry in target environments including western and northern North Dakota.

These 10 new lines add to the 64 NDSU elite and diverse corn products developed by the NDSU corn-breeding program and released in the past five years. During 2012-2013, 15 new corn inbred lines and 10 new corn populations were developed by the corn breeding program and released by NDSU. Many of these came from genetic diversity program gerrmplasm from the southern U.S., Mexico, Cuba, St. Croix, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, which were successfully adapted to the northern U.S. They have provided a combination of traits not available in industry hybrids.

The 2014 product development effort is a consequence of joint support from the Minnesota and North Dakota Corn Growers Associations as well as a large network of public and private cooperators assisting the NDSU corn breeding program. The NDSU corn breeding program conducts all trait evaluations and breeder seed increases and purification.

Author: Marcelo Carena, 701-231-8138,
Editor: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,

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