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The Critical Role of Plant Breeding Software

The disparity between technology used in plant breeding and other departments is not uncommon among seed companies. Departments like seed multiplication, sales, marketing, and finance use current and expensive enterprise software, but plant breeders primarily use spreadsheets. This practice constitutes a bottleneck for the operations of any seed company. This article will illustrate the role …

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Statistical Analyses Trapped in Time – And It Could Really Cost You

when I was conducting yield trials as a plant breeder, drought seemed imminent a few months after planting. Rather than lose the entire trial, I requested sprinkler irrigation at the research station. Unfortunately, water pressure to the far end of the station wasn’t ideal, and there wasn’t a perfect fit for one of the pipe connections.