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Namdhari Seeds chooses Phenome Networks For Plant Breeding Management
06/12/2014
Phenome's software-as-a-service will be used throughout all stages of Namdhari Seeds’ plant breeding process to improve planning, designing and selection of varieties.

Phenome Networks, a software-as-a-service plant breeding management software and analytics company, announced today that its Phenome One Plant Breeding Management solution was chosen by Namdhari Seeds, one of India’s largest seed companies. Namdhari Seeds will use the Phenome Networks product to manage its breeding process from start to finish. It will use the system to design fields and plots for variety testing, collect data using the PhenomeApp, and to perform analytics and statistical analysis to discover new and better breeds, matching phenotypes with genotypes.

 

 

“We expect Phenome Networks’ solution to enable an even more organized and efficient plant breeding process. We chose the system for its depth yet simple and intuitive statistical analysis. We believe that has the power to generate better seed breeds and streamline our process. Good seeds are important to the livelihood and prosperity of the farmer and those he feeds, and Phenome One will greatly assist us in the process of variety development”, said Dr. N. Anand, Director of Research and Development at Namdhari Seeds.

 

 

Phenome One’s Breeding Process Management module supports all stages of the breeding process, including germplasm development and pedigrees, designing of breeding fields, manage selections, crosses and observations. Using the system, breeders are able to load their current and historical data, establish and design new breeding trials and fields, collect data from the field to the system and analyze it statistically. Phenome One also scans the data and provides new insights and findings on the data. Recommendations produced by the system assist in making better decisions and pinpoint promising selections and crosses that could lead to new and better varieties. In many cases these varieties could not be identified otherwise.

 

 

“Namdhari Seeds is an innovator and leader in its market and globally, producing an amazing variety of seeds and varieties. We are honored to be selected by them as their plant breeding management provider” said Yaniv Semel, Co-Founder and CEO of Phenome Networks.

 

Source: Plant Automation

 

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