May 18, 2024


In the TCAP film Plant Breeding … The future is in your hands, people in the field describe why they were attracted to plant breeding and the importance of plant breeding to the world.

Seeds of Hope, a video created by the TCAP, discusses the importance of continual plant breeding for disease and pest resistance.  Plant breeding is a sustainable solution because it provides plants that are less impacted by disease and pests without additional inputs.  Because disease and pests are always changing, plant breeders must be continually working to provide new varieties.

Everything is local! Wheat breeder Luther Talbert and entomologist David Weaver discuss their efforts in mitigating the negative impact of the wheat stem sawfly in Montana that are complicated by the life cycle of the pest.  This video, created by TCAP emphasizes how plant breeders approach problems specific to a region.