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… Read More ›
The way to do this is with good database software designed specifically for plant breeding. To make the best decisions you MUST use all possible data available, if not it could be costly.
Think: If you could take any experimental design and with one click expand it out three years or five years. Not only that, but when you analyze the data, all the means are stored for every location and every year.
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.
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.
Are you seriously contemplating using plant breeding software for your research program?
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.
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.