Meeting future corn production challenges and demands will require the development and management of corn hybrids that will perform well in spite of increased weather variability. To address this challenge, an ambitious wide scale plant phenotyping (trait measurement) initiative was launched which will expand our understanding of the interacting roles of corn genetics with crop environments on corn performance. Iowa Corn continues to leverage the corn genome to gain understanding of how the corn genes translate into traits, to improve our ability to get more productivity out of an acre of ground.
The key objectives of this research are to:
Three major initiatives in which ICPB include: