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Graduate Student Spotlight
My name is Matt Granberry and I am a graduate student in the Crop Science department at North Carolina State University. I work in the NCSU Small Grains Breeding Program under Dr. Paul Murphy. I am currently finishing up my M.S. degree in Plant Breeding and Genetics. My research is focused on identifying QTLs for Italian Ryegrass suppression in the AGS 2000 x NC-Neuse soft red winter wheat mapping population. Then use identified QTLs to screen future wheat cultivars for ryegrass suppression and help address the ryegrass problem that both organic and conventional wheat growers are facing today. I grew up on a family farm in Salisbury, North Carolina and attended North Carolina State University for my B.S. in Plant and Soil Science-Crop Production and a minor in Agricultural Business Management. I chose to attend graduate school at NC State because NCSU has always been highly regarded for its plant breeding programs and I was fortunate to have worked for some of the breeders during my undergraduate years. I knew I wanted to become a plant breeder and with the invaluable knowledge and experience during my undergraduate work, I knew I wanted to attend graduate school for plant breeding at NC State. In the future I want to be a technician/assistant plant breeder conducting field research to produce better cultivars for farmers to grow. My hobbies are playing with my son, hunting, fishing, sports and farming.
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