At the end of the course you will have an understanding of the plant breeding process. This can help you when you just started a job at a plant breeding company, coming from a different background (as a non-breeder).
About the course
This online course will give you insight in DNA, genetics, breeding goals, selection methods and seed production. The course will allow you to grasp the basics of the total breeding programme, comprehend why today breeding goals are varieties of the future. Furthermore, it explains the jargon and gives full insight into the process of developing new varieties (from gene to euro).
Result after the course
About the course
Content of the course
The online course Plant breeding for non-breeders consists of 3 modules. Each module offers different work methods like short lectures, articles and videos with assignments and knowledge tests. The course content is mainly related to practical applications and more complex theoretical content is only added when absolutely necessary.
The course is for people who are working at, or about to be employed at, a plant breeding company, but are not breeding themselves. For example you are working at the department of finance, sales, purchasing, Human Resource Management, ICT, Legal or you are working as an executive secretary or policy maker.
The course is given by experienced lecturers from HAS green academy and Breedwise:
- Mrs. Idy van Leeuwen (Breedwise)
- MSc dr Emile Clerkx (HAS green academy)
- Dr Mark van de Wouw PhD (HAS green academy)
What do you need to enroll in this course? And what else is good to know?
Good to know
Start and course dates
This is an online course. You can select the month in which you want to follow this course on the registration form.
After receiving the payment, a login will follow which will give you access to the course.
To enroll in this online course you must have:
- Bachelor level education.
Completion of the course
After successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance of HAS green academy and Breedwise. Breedwise is involved in the development of this course.
- Date of commencement
- Course price
- Total price
All amounts mentioned are excluding VAT. Training costs, including course material, are exempt from VAT. All other costs are charged with 9% VAT.
The basic course is included.
Any bank/administration fees are for your own account.