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From Transcripts to the Tri-State: Exploiting Plant Density Tolerance to Improve an American Delicac

Date: Time: 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Keim Hall Room: 150
Additional Info: KEIM
Contact: Michelle Green-Ihde, 402-472-1503,
Presented by Marty Williams, ecologist, USDA-ARS, adjunct professor, University of Illinois.

Over the last century, the United States has led the development and production of sweet corn globally. Despite improvements in eating quality, yields have stagnated in recent decades. Williams will present research, from the level of the gene to the upper Midwest, which the industry is now exploiting to improve sweet corn production.

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