Our Programs

HPI is focused on three main areas: identification and prioritization of targets for scientific investigation; development and validation of concepts for new products and production platforms; and production of new knowledge that advances plant design capabilities and enables development, commercialization and delivery of new products.

HPI applies advanced technology for gene discovery, trait validation and crop improvements to deliver new products and production platforms that target unique, high-value market opportunities in an integrated fashion.

Doubled Haploid Production

HPI's doubled haploid production is helping wheat breeders across Kansas and around the world to develop genetically pure, improved wheat lines in as little as one year – that's up to five years faster than possible with conventional breeding methods.

Trait Development

Advanced genetic design of wheat and sorghum provides a unique opportunity to combine plant design platforms, cutting edge research and market analysis to develop novel traits.

Contract Research

HPI has a staff of experienced, educated people who are qualified to perform contract research for your organization.  We have access to the resources in the Kansas Wheat Innovaion Center and Kansas State University to take on the project that your staff does not have time to complete.  Make us an extension of your staff.  Call Rob or Asif to disucss what we can do for you.

Wide Crossing

HPI's wide crossing services are being used by breeders to introgress traits from ancient wheat and wild wheat relatives housed in the Wheat Genetics Resource Center into their program's material.  HPI performs this work on per-completed-line basis where you only pay when we deliver seeds. 

Wheat Quality Resource Center

The Wheat Quality Resource Center is a program designed to rapidly identify markers for end product quality. Scientists in the WQRC work confidentially with companies to identify molecular markers for quality using the companies’ own proprietary quality tests. These proprietary markers give the organizations a way to directly inform breeders with targets to improve wheat quality.

 

With the addition of the Wheat Quality Resource Center, Heartland Plant Innovations can now offer turnkey variety development from rapid trait identification through parent crossing and double haploid production.

 

Science and Policy

Genetic analysis of disease susceptibility contributed by the compatible Tsn1-SnToxA and Snn1-SnTox1 interactions in the wheat-Stagonospora nodorum pathosystem

Chu CG, Faris JD, Xu SS, Friesen TL. Theor Appl Genet. 2010 May;120(7):1451-9. Epub 2010 Jan 19.

Release Date: 
Sat, 05/01/2010

Haploids in flowering plants: origins and exploitation

Dunwell JM. Plant Biotechnol J. 2010 May 1;8(4):377-424.

Release Date: 
Sat, 05/01/2010

Haploid plants produced by centromere-mediated genome elimination

Ravi M, Chan SW. Nature. 2010 Mar 25;464(7288):615-8.

Release Date: 
Thu, 03/25/2010

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