Crop Breeding and Genetics

CSSA offers specialized Divisions of Interest, giving you the opportunity to develop focused peer networks and information resources. Via the divisions, members present papers at the Annual Meetings and participate in the business meetings. The divisions may also host listservs, web pages and newsletters. As a division member, you can also guide the division direction by participating in elections and serving through leadership opportunities. You may join as many CSSA divisions of interest as you would like, as a CSSA member.

Division C01 of the Crop Science Society of America focuses upon the discovery, maintenance, and modification of germplasm, biometrical and biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, crop evolution, morphology, and related studies.

Photo on far left: Harvesting soybeans

Photo courtesy Bill Schapaugh, Submitted by: Bill Schapaugh, Interim Head and Professor, Agronomy Department, 2004C Throckmorton Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5501

Photo on near left: Injecting samples in a mass spectrometer

Photo courtesy Mike Shillinglaw, Submitted by: Mike Shillinglaw, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Cereal Research Centre, 195 Dafoe, Rd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2M9


Photo on top right: Emasculation of peanut flower

Photo courtesy of Charles Chen, Submitted by Charles Chen, Ph.D., Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS National Peanut Reseach Laboratory, 1011 Forrester Dr., SE., Dawson, GA 39842.

Photo on bottom right: Wheat field in Willison North Dakota

Photo courtesy Junyun Yang, Submitted by Junyun Yang, Dept. Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND


View the C1 Crop Breeding and Genetics Division Officers


Division Bylaws and Minutes

CSSA Division C-1 Bylaws (PDF)


Business Meeting Minutes

Business Meeting Minutes 2016 (PDF)

Business Meeting Minutes 2015 (PDF)

Business Meeting Minutes 2013 (PDF)

Business Meeting Minutes 2012 (PDF)

Business Meeting Minutes 2011 (PDF)

Business Meeting Minutes 2010 (PDF)

Business Meeting Minutes 2009 (PDF)

Business Meeting Minutes 2008 (PDF)



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