Michael Fields Agricultural Institute’s current corn breeding objectives remain in alignment with the historical work focused on improving grain nutritional quality of increased protein content, methionine and antioxidant carotenoid pigments targeting performance for organic crop production conditions. Beginning of 2012 Corn Planting

MFAI Research Team includes (L-R): Research Agronomist- R.J. Ottaviano , Crop and Soil Researcher- Allison Pratt-Szeliga, Sr. Plant Breeder- Dr. Carrie Young (and Finland Research Intern- Maive Matikainen as well as seasonal employees).
 

Selection for inclusion in this year’s nursery (2012), was based on past performance for yield and protein content.  Nursery planting went very well with fine-tuned equipment and excellent staff.  The research team at Michael Fields Agricultural Insitute is looking forward to a productive 2012 season.

 

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2012 Spring Corn Breeding Update

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute’s current corn breeding objectives remain in alignment with the historical work focused on improving grain nutritional quality of increased protein content, methionine and antioxidant carotenoid pigments targeting performance for organic crop production conditions. Beginning of 2012 Corn Planting

MFAI Research Team includes (L-R): Research Agronomist- R.J. Ottaviano , Crop and Soil Researcher- Allison Pratt-Szeliga, Sr. Plant Breeder- Dr. Carrie Young (and Finland Research Intern- Maive Matikainen as well as seasonal employees).
 

Selection for inclusion in this year’s nursery (2012), was based on past performance for yield and protein content.  Nursery planting went very well with fine-tuned equipment and excellent staff.  The research team at Michael Fields Agricultural Insitute is looking forward to a productive 2012 season.