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Plant Breeding 3 / Bridio Planhigion 3


Course Information


If you are resident in Wales, this course is free until the end of 2023. If you would like to continue with the course after this time the fees are £100 for non-accredited CPD or £250 to access assessments and work towards 5-credits. More details at https://ibersdl.org.uk/study-options/ibers-dl-microcredentials/about-microcredentials/

This 3rd microcredential in the Plant Breeding set provides the knowledge that you will need to design, plan and set up a plant breeding programme. The module begins with Experimental Design, Trait Measurement & Resource Management before looking in detail at routes to commercialising a new variety.

CQFW Level 7 - Masters Level


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Course Leader

Dr Sarah Watson-Jones
Course Description

This course will explore:

Experimental Design, Trait Measurement & Resource Management

  • Designing and planning a nursery or field trial for the purposes of selection.
  • Preparing for times of peak activity in a breeding program and managing resources accordingly.
  • Analysing data for the purposes of selection


  • The process of commercialising a crop variety in the UK, and systems elsewhere.
  • Scheduling the process of product (variety) development as an outcome from a breeding program, including the land/capital requirement for production of foundation seed/plant material.
  • Proposing how avariety is to be marketed/disseminated to farmers, including how a royalty will be collected.
  • If a new breeding program is in development, propose a short medium and long term plan for variety production and marketing.


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06/09/202331/12/2023£100.00[Read More]

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