How to breed Tomatoes and Potatoes

The Chlorofilms plant biology video contest has just closed the entry period for Round 2, and here is my submission. Pollination Methods: Solanum. Everything you need to know to make your own crosses with tomatoes and potatoes, two crops that are very much alike, believe it or not. I am producing these videos as a side project for my graduate program, which will eventually cover a wide variety of crops. You can view parts 1 and 2 of the Youtube versions, but the quicktime movies one the program website have the best quality. You can download them to play in your iPods if you want, including a huge 640×480 HQ video. You can subscribe to the Wisconsin Plant Breeding & Plant Genetics Youtube channel here.

Here’s to hoping that I win a prize again! Here are the other submissions, check them out!

Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison, with a minor in Life Science Communication. His dissertation was on both the genetics of sweet corn and plant genetics outreach. He currently works as a public research geneticist in Madison, WI. His favorite produce might just be squash.

  • Eric

    Hey nice job! I got the link from Pam’s blog. Hope you are planning to do wheat (and maybe even a how-to on Brachypodium?)

  • Karl Haro von Mogel

    Hi Eric, I will be doing a video on small grains including wheat, barley, and rye. I suppose the techniques could carry over to Brachypodium as well? I’ve also got someone clamoring for Onion, too! Thanks for the review.

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  • anneke van tholen

    Thank you so much for posting this video. I really feel I can give this tomato breeding a go.