USDA-ARS Maize Breeding and Genetics at NCSU

Diversity of maize ears from Latin American maize landraces.  Photo by M.M. Goodman.

Welcome

The USDA-ARS maize breeding and genetics program at NCSU aims to understand and exploit the vast diversity of maize found worldwide to enhance the genetic base of the U.S. corn crop.   

We are part of the USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit and are located at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, in the Department of Crop Science. We are affiliated with the NCSU Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics

Diversity of Latin American maize landrace ears