Plant breeding is crucial for improving agricultural crops for human use. However, an
urgent rethink is needed to ensure the next generation of plant breeders have the
necessary breadth of skills to provide ever more efficient, nutritious, profitable, and
environmentally sustainable crops. Plant breeding is a multifaceted endeavor, which
intersects with many other disciplines and professions. To help ensure that future
plant breeding efforts are sustainable and relevant to the needs of society, it is vital
that the interdisciplinary nature of the plant breeding profession is adequately reflected
in student training and development.