USDA-ARS and NC State University have maintained collaborative research on maize breeding and genetics since 1960. Current collaborators include:
Major Goodman, maize breeding and genetics, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, maize genetics and biochemistry, Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
Peter Balint-Kurti, USDA maize genetics and disease resistance, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Matt Krakowsky, director of USDA Germplasm of Enhancement Project, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Jim Holland, USDA maize genetics and breeding
Maiz Tamaulipas in winter nursery
Jason Brewer and Dr. Sun Hee Woo combining corn
coffee and quantitative genetics with Jim and Dr. Greg Rebetzke, CSIRO Australia
Jim selecting trying to adapt Maiz Ancho to North Carolina
Dr. Shilpa Sood checking anthesis of a maize inbred.
Jim at Omsk State University, 1995
Jim and Dr. Marco Oropeza in winter nursery, 2007.
In memory of Dr. Steve Szalma (1975- 2014), here with Brooke Peterson.
USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7620