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28apr2022

THEi 10th Anniversary Industry Seminar Series - “Plant Breeding for Crop and Ornamental Plant Improvement” Webinar Video

10th Anniversary

 

THEi 10th Anniversary Industry Seminar Series - “Plant Breeding for Crop and Ornamental Plant Improvement” Webinar Video

 

Faculty of Design and Environment had successfully organized the webinar entitled “Plant Breeding for Crop and Ornamental Plant Improvement” in THEi 10th Anniversary Industry Seminar Series on 7 April 2022 (Thursday). The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Horticulture, Arboriculture and Landscape Management programme invited Dr Anthony Tse, a renowned local expert in seed and plant physiology, to talk about how plant breeding could improve crops and ornamental plants. He introduced the history and science of plant breeding, and illustrated several breeding methods, like Negative Mass Selection, Pedigree or Line Selection, with real examples of new breeds (e.g. Hok Tau Bok Choy 鶴藪白菜 and Celosia 雞冠花) developed in Hong Kong. This webinar was well attended by almost 550 attendees. The participants included students, teachers and alumni, industry practitioners from greening, landscaping, landscape design, property management, as well as enthusiastic members of the public who are interested in plant breeding. 

 

Webinar Video: https://youtu.be/kCXYHta5a0k

 

Dr. Anthony TSE