Dieter Mulitze

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Everyone Wants More Time, Few Can Create It

It seems as though our lives are getting busier each year and time is passing quicker than ever. We only have the limited resources we have in order to meet our objectives. The resources we tend to think of are money, staff or time. Which is most precious to you? What would you ask of …

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A Hidden Cost of Plant Breeding Staff Turnover – Will it Impact You?

There are so many hidden costs when running a business but the costs of staff turnover are sometimes forgotten. When someone leaves they take with them knowledge and experience not easily or always captured by a computer. Unexpected Departures If any of your plant breeders were to unexpectedly leave your organization, how would it affect …

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Tracing Genes VITAL to Plant Breeding Success

Traceability, knowing what comes from where, is important is so many areas of business, especially in R&D. Here we consider the importance of tracing genes in a successful plant breeding process. Why is traceability important in plant breeding? One big reason: patented genes. When used in breeding, proof by audit is a requirement as to …

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The Importance of Quality Technical Support

Will Your Vendor’s Mission-Critical Support Rescue the Day? Providing quality technical customer support is crucial, often mission-critical. Suppose you suddenly are unable to print labels for your 20,000 plots and you must plant tomorrow. This is a mission-critical problem. Will your vendor be there for you? It can really cost you if they are not. …

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Breeding Software “Built Like a Rock”!

Is your plant breeding or variety testing software “built like a rock”? If you are a plant breeder and you are using dedicated plant breeding software, how do you know it is “built like a rock”? Is it reliable, not just daily but when crunch time comes? Previously we have asked if your plant breeding …

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