Podcast #4: Q&A

In this episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I answer listener questions:

  • 00:52 – Why don’t you grow sweet potatoes and yams?
  • 05:52 – Can you explain what a tetraploid is?
  • 12:39 – How would you recommend that someone in high school become a plant breeder?
  • 19:05 – What plant breeding books do you recommend?
  • 21:51 – What breeding project are you most proud of?
  • 25:26 – Is there a breeding project that continuously eludes you?
  • 32:08 – What is your current favorite breeding project?
  • 37:34 – Is it really safe to eat mashua?
  • 43:47 – Why can’t you go to South America and bring back more varieties?
  • 48:45 – How do you decide when to release a new variety?
  • 55:06 – Why don’t you offer achira?
  • 58:17 – It seems like you only breed clones. Is that because it is easier?
  • 01:05:14 – How can I get my potatoes to fruit in Texas?
  • 01:09:08 – How do you get seeds from the USDA NPGS?

If you would like to have your questions answered in a future episode, just send them to podcast@cultivariable.com.

2 thoughts on “Podcast #4: Q&A

  1. Mark A Gladney says:

    I really enjoy your podcast. This episode is very iformative. I’m a backyard hobby breeder and seed-saver. I LOVE this stuff!

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