Evaluating the relative influence of maize breeding, field management, and environmental setting on crop production and sustainability targets

Funded by FFAR and Bayer Crop Science this project will 1) determine changes in plant traits over 40 years of plant breeding and genetic gain in Bayer’s legacy hybrids; 2) determine the impact of plant breeding on sustainability and rank the importance of different plant traits with respect to production and sustainability; and 3) predict future yield trends and environmental outcomes under a range of scenarios in the US Corn Belt. More info here.