University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics

Bernardo, Rex

Professor and Endowed Chair in Corn Breeding and Genetics


Research and education: Corn breeding and genetics
Ph.D.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1988)
Year Appointed: 2000
Rank: Professor and Endowed Chair Corn Breeding and Genetics

Primary Responsibilities: Research and education; corn breeding and genetics

Research Interests:
  I discover new ways of breeding corn, breed corn for new uses, and educate future plant breeders. My interests include exploiting new technologies in applied corn breeding and elucidating the nature of genetic variation for quantitative traits. 

Teaching and Advising Activities: AGRO 8202:  Plant Breeding Principles II, 3 credits, Spring semester (even years)AGRO 8900: (Advanced Discussions) Publishing in Plant Science Journals, 2 credits, every 3rd semester 

Phone: (612) 625-6282
Fax: (612) 625-1268

Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
University of Minnesota
411 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul,  MN  55108-6026