Citing the Breeding Management System

For citing the Breeding Management System in your publications, please use the following entry:

Updated Trait Dictionaries Now Ready for Download

Improved and updated Trait Dictionaries are now available for download from the Crop Information pages of the IBP Web Portal for the following crops:

BMS Version 2.1 Release

An intermediate release of the Breeding Management System (BMS) is now available on the IBP portal (download BMS V2.1).This new release brings  improvements to usability as well as some refinements to existing functionality including:

Resources on women in science

Wrapping up the theme on International Women’s Day, here is a compilation of the different links posted throughout the week on our social media pages and external channels, with a few additions to delve deeper into gender issues:

Good reading!


Women in Science: Dr P. Revathi, Ph.D Genetics

In the context of March 8th, International Women’s Day, we will be posting brief portraits to highlight and celebrate women pursuing scientific careers. These women are enthusiastic users of the Breeding Management System and/or motivated participants of the Integrated Breeding Multi-Year Course. The comments section below can be used to leave questions or comments, or to start a conversation...

Free resources and networking for African scientists through the American Society of Plant Biologists

I would like to alert you to a new resource available on the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) website ( In order to facilitate linkages between ASPB members and African scientists and increase awareness of the many freely available ASPB resources, we have set up an open ASPB group called African Scientist Networking (see Here we hope to post opportunities for African scientists, as well as requests from other ASPB members needing collaborators, etc.

New protocol for sending leaf samples to LGC Genomics

Dear LGC Genomics users,
Many of you have encountered a problem while sending leaf disk samples to LGC Genomics using their sampling kit. In many cases, leaf samples are arriving mouldy. To avoid any frustration from both users and LGC Genomics, and after consultation with Dusty, we recommend that you follow this procedure:

Eric Wendell

There are many software available in the market that allows you to send data over a protocol. But often entounters bug during reception. However, the new MBAS software allows you to send data over TCP is now being used widely in the agricultural departments. For more information you can also look here.

posted on March 19, 2014 8:24AM

Job announcement - CGIAR Consortium Data and Knowledge Manager

The CGIAR Consortium Office, based in Montpellier, France, is building a new team and has established the position of Data and Knowledge Manager in the Knowledge Management, Communication, and ICT (KMCI) unit in the Montpellier-based Consortium Office.

Crop Ontology Curator - Bioversity International

Bioversity International is seeking a dynamic and experienced Agricultural Ontology Curator.

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