Overcoming a Mental Roadblock for Using Plant Breeding Software

Are you seriously contemplating using plant breeding software for your research program?

New Strategic Alliance for Plant Breeding Software in China

Agronomix Software, Winnipeg, Canada, is pleased to announce that as of July 23, 2018, Zealquest Scientific Technology, will be the exclusive distributor of Agronomix Software’s AGROBASE Generation II® Plant Breeding Software in the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan.

Pushing Spreadsheets with your PhD?

Do you know how much time you, or plant breeders within your company, spend looking at spreadsheets? It might surprise you. I’ve recently had conversations with leaders at one large seed company who estimate breeders there spend about 20 percent of their time looking at spreadsheets.

Plant Breeding Software…on the Cloud

For 28 years Agronomix Software has been at the forefront of developing plant breeding data management software solutions, starting with the original AGROBASE. Since 2001 AGROBASE Generation II® has changed the way breeders around the world interact with their data and each year it gets better. Initially the Core System was available with the Advanced Statistics and Varietal … Read more Plant Breeding Software…on the Cloud

Relational Database: Jargon or Jewel?

Data management software for plant breeding has dramatically evolved during the past decade. Systems available in today’s marketplace offer added benefits, such as global access, varying security permissions and data configurations that developers a decade ago only dreamed of. Today’s plant breeding software can give scientists a true competitive edge.

Plant Breeders Aren’t Robots, They’re Human

Each year, I spend several weeks analyzing data, navigating back and forth between Excel sheets and plugging in data. I have about a two-week window when this is all I do. I stop only to sleep and eat … and my family, well, they don’t see much of me during that time of year. That … Read more Plant Breeders Aren’t Robots, They’re Human

Are You Losing 2.5 Weeks of Work?

We all know that plant breeding is a numbers game. Twenty years ago, a plant breeder would make as many crosses as possible, from hundreds to even thousands. As more crosses were made, so did the odds for success. While that notion still holds true, breeders are limited or empowered by their ability to work with these … Read more Are You Losing 2.5 Weeks of Work?

How a Three-Minute Interview and Flight 155 Became Pivotal Career Moments

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Dieter Mulitze PhD, Founder and CEO, Agronomix

I am often asked how I ended up starting a software company for plant breeding. Honestly, it was never my plan even for a second, and looking back I can identify the critical moments. When we do such reflection, we can be surprised by what we see, and better still, learn to identify such pivotal moments or events for our future. Here’s my story, even if it seems somewhat unbelievable.

I grew up on a dairy farm in eastern Ontario, so “agriculture was in my DNA.” My university career started at the University of Waterloo in mathematics and computer science, but a year later I switched to the University of Guelph into Crop Science. Back to my roots, you might say. After my second year I again needed a summer job and decided to visit the professors in Crop Science to see if there were any summer positions.

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