Breeding Self-Pollinated Crops
As a matter of fact, breeding procedures and schemes differ with the breeding behaviour of a particular species. At the beginning of each breeding programme, the breeder should decide on the type of cultivar to breed for release to farmers. The breeding method used depends on the type of cultivar to be produced. There are basic types of cultivars, viz., inbred pure lines, open-pollinated populations, hybrids and clones.