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Plant Breeding as a Hobby

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Breeding plants to create new varieties and improve upon old ones is a hobby that nearly everyone can engage in. The purpose of this circular is to explain the principles of plant reproduction and to describe some of the simple techniques that can be used to produce new varieties or strains of plants.

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