Plant Breeding Software or Spreadsheets – a million dollar difference

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There are seed companies where the seed multiplication, sales and marketing staff use expensive and very current software. Meanwhile the breeders in the same company are still primarily using spreadsheets.  Think about it – the breeders who develop the hybrids and varieties that determine the rest of the “revenue pipeline” on which the company depends … Read more Plant Breeding Software or Spreadsheets – a million dollar difference

So How Much Do You Think Your Seed Company Is Worth?

If a potential buyer asks the value of your germplasm, are you prepared to give a response, and do you have the data to back it up? Any experienced breeder can look at the data and get a sense of how the program has been managed.

Your Most Important Client is Your Next One

You Are Important

I was recently evaluating bank account options. At just one bank, I could easily choose between standard, advanced, premier or private accounts. The options were seemingly endless, which as a consumer means I get more of what I need and less of what I don’t.

What I Learned from… Buying my First Compact SUV

My daughter had been telling me for a while to buy a compact SUV, I finally relented and almost immediately ran into a problem. Should I read the manual?

Hey Client! Don’t Be a Stranger

Our support staff includes two former plant breeders, which makes us ideally suited to know what our clients want and need — our staff have literally “walked in the shoes” of our customers.

Data Standardization: The Crux of a Functioning Relational Database

The nuances of data standardization become absolutely critical. If you don’t standardize certain points of data, a functioning relational database is simply not possible.