Agronomy, Center for Plant Breeding (Raymond F. Baker)
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Biotechnology, gene flow and intellectual property rights: An agricultural summit
Biotechnology, Gene Flow, and Intellectual Property Rights: An Agricultural Summit
September 13, 2002
Plant breeding is the art and science of plant improvement via genetic modification. What constitutes plant improvement has to be defined relative to the breeder’s objectives or what the grower, processor, or end-user desires. Growers typically want increased yield, better standability, and other traits that maximize profit. Processors and end-users typically are looking for modifications in the physical or chemical properties of the grain or forage farmers produce that maximize their profits. The desires of producers and processors and end-users sometimes overlap when they result in an increase in value for all of those involved in the production and distribution system.
Lamkey, Kendall R., "GMO's and Gene Flow: A Plant Breeding Perspective" (2002). Agronomy Conference Proceedings and Presentations. 66.