University of Florida

Plant Breeding Program
UF Plant Breeders meet for the 25th Annual Plant Breeders Working Group (PBWG), Tampa, Florida

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Plant Breeding and Variety Development
IFAS Publication on Plant Breeding


Plant Breeding Introduction Video

Much of the plant agriculture in Florida depends on varieties developed by plant breeders at the University of Florida. Plant breeding research at the University of Florida has lead to new breeding methods, new varieties, and new production systems. Plant breeders are working with molecular biologists to see where new technologies can be applied in Florida.  For details on individual breeding programs, click the video link below.

Lantana Peanuts Pines Blueberries
Strawberries Tomatoes Turfgrass