The History of the Hybrid Plant

Events

Thomas Fairchild creates the first hybrid plant

1717

Gregor Mendel discovers the basics of genetics by crossbreeding pea plants

1866

The first hybrid corn plant is created by G.H. Shull

1908

Field tests for plants that're resistant to bugs and pesticide begin

1985

U.S and Canada make biotech tomato

2001

99% of all corn crops are hybrid

2014