This course is designed as a self-paced learning environment, delivered entirely online with video, lectures, reading and progression quizzing.  Learning content is based on research publications and extension resources developed by national experts. The targeted learner is expected to have completed undergraduate level coursework in genetics. A final competency test will be given online.

The course has two parts. Part 1 provides the learner with a baseline in the biology of oomycete disease in soybean. Part 2 is focused on the resistance breeding process for both single gene and partial resistance using naturally occurring variation in the soybean germplasm. Learners will be able to compare the genetics that differentiates seed products and describe the work and genetics applications breeders accomplished in developing these new products.

Please contact Kathy Schindler (, 402-472-1730) with questions about registering.