Plant production technology. Horticultural production technology. Genetics and plant breeding. Biotechnology and plant breeding. Applications of biotechnology in agricultural engineering.
Genetics is the discipline that deals with the study of the inheritance of characteristics. Plant breeding is an applied discipline, aimed at obtaining combinations of genes (or genotypes) above, obtaining improved plant cultivats, which have a characteristic superior to existing ones. To achieve this goal should be combined previously acquired knowledge fertigation, crop protection, statistics and experimental design, among others. It is essential to consider improvement activities from an economic perspective, as its basic purpose is to obtain cultivars that are profitable to the farmer. The student must understand the techniques and procedures that enable the plant breeder offer a real problem solution also real and concrete, obtaining a new cultivar, within a context of economic, agricultural and social.