Developing “Organic-Ready” Maize Populations with Gametophytic Incompatibility Year 2

The purpose of this five-year breeding project is to reduce transgenic contamination of organic corn grown in the USA by introducing genes that do not accept pollen from other corn varieties—including genetically modified varieties--into a number of modern corn populations. Thirty-seven populations and lines are currently in the development pipeline.

A final project report will be posted upon completion.