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Seeds and Plant Breeding

Two handfuls of seeds (Copyright IStock).Do you want to find or save seed for planting or learn about or develop a new variety of your favorite plant? Find information about seeds and plant propagation methods for the home and commercial grower.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Data from the National Plant Breeding Study (128 kb | PDF) published in 1996 by Dr. Kenneth J. Frey of Iowa State University. This study of United States plant breeders provides a comprehensive accounting of national plant breeding research efforts and also provides the only national benchmark to compare current efforts and future developments in this critically important area of research.