The Hidden Dangers of Sourcing Seeds for Breeding

Plant breeding often starts with seeds sourced from external partners such as gene banks, universities, etc. Sometimes referred to as Introductions, these...

Why Breeding Cannabis is Unlike Other Crop Breeding Efforts (Part 2)

The cannabis industry today is encountering problems that breeding efforts can prevent. For example, cannabis is highly impacted by the length of...

Why Breeding Cannabis is Unlike Other Crop Breeding Efforts (Part 1)

The cannabis market today presents a huge demand for new and exciting products containing cannabis ingredients. Producers expect reliable and stable plant...

What is the Real Limiting Factor in Plant Breeding?

One of the most important aspects of plant breeding is the genetic variation among plants in the population. Genetic variation, which refers to how...

Is Breeding Stuck or Moving Forward?

We are citizens of the world, meeting different people in different cultures. We listen as they share their challenges and struggles to maintain their...

What Is the True Cost of Developing Breeding Software?

Once you recognize the need to implement new plant breeding software, the next crucial decision is to decide whether to build a proprietary program...

The 3D Nature of Pedigrees: Why Did I Choose This Plant?

Implementing breeding software is what I do. My team and I meet plant breeders from around the world, talking different languages and working with...
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Software Solutions Provide Tools to Carve Diamonds Hidden in Rocks

People live, breath and die for their work. Many spend years developing expertise and each in their own way, contribute to the world. Most...

Are You Making A Hybrid Breeder’s Worst Mistake?

Although plant breeders are experts in evaluating and understanding their crop, the worst mistake many breeders make is selecting parents without considering their impact...