Breed Better Seeds to Address
Global Food Demands

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The Challenge


Corn is one of the world’s most important crops. Each year corn breeders create new products known as experimental hybrids by finding the best combination of genes that result in high yielding hybrids. These experimental hybrids are planted in a diverse set of locations where their performance is measured over several years. The best hybrids are advanced each year to be tested again.

However, there is a limit to the number of testing locations, causing uncertainty in choosing the best hybrids. If corn breeders could accurately predict the performance of each individual hybrid in untested environments, they could make better decisions on which hybrids to move forward and provide to growers, increasing productivity to meet the world’s growing food demands.


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Prizes


FIRST PLACE   $5,000


SECOND PLACE   $2,500


THIRD PLACE   $1,000

Timeline


JAN 11, 2018
Deadline for
Submissions


MARCH 1, 2018
Finalists
Announced


APRIL 15-17, 2018
Finalist Presentations
and Winner Announcement