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Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics & Genomics: People

Patrick Conner


Patrick ConnerHorticulture Department
4604 Research Way
Tifton, GA 31794

Phone: 229-386-3903
Fax: 229-386-7133

Research area: Pecan breeding and genetics

Additional websites: Pecan Breeding; Muscadine Grape Breeding


Dr. Patrick Conner was born in rural Indiana and raised on a farm. Dr. Conner has a B.S. degree from Purdue University in Horticultural Science, and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Plant Breeding. Dr. Conner was hired by the University of Georgia Horticulture Department in 1998 to initiate a pecan tree breeding program. In 2004, Dr. Conner also began managing the University of Georgia's muscadine grape breeding program.


Degree Field Institution Date Obtained
B.S. Horticulture Purdue University 1991
Ph.D. Plant Breeding Cornell University 1996