Information & data management

Updated Trait Dictionary

An updated Trait Dictionary for Sorghum is now available for download in both English and French from the Sorghum Crop Information page on the IBP Web Portal. This version includes 29 new traits added by community members following the previous update last month.

Citing the Breeding Management System

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

use of tablet for data collection

Please I need to choose between samsung galaxy tablet and ASUS infinity tablet. Which one is better considering their use in the sun and their PC-connectivity.

Thank you

Fernando Rojas

Dear Dorcas: For the data capture in the field we are using Samsung galaxy tablet; the application for this is FieldLab developed at IRRI you can get a version of this here:  http://dgz0ok12gu1wq.cloudfront.net/FieldLab/FieldLab-V2.4.apk  This app must be run too in the ASUS tablet because both are Android-powered tablets. The PC-connectivity don't have any problem in both models; about the use in the sun; all this devices have a setting options to fix the bright and contrast of the screen. Let me share with you a comparison of the 2 models:

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung is also in the 10-inch tablet market battle with its own tablet. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a 1,280 × 800 pixels display with PLS technology, and is powered by an Exynos 4 Quad with four Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and three internal storage options 16/32/64 GB.

The camera is a 5 megapixel sensor, and the tablet is upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Samsung has fit the TouchWiz UI on top of it, and the tablet also comes with an S Pen stylus.

 ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700

ASUS is one of the few tablet markers that is using premium materials for their Android slates. The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is one of them and its aluminium case is accommodating a 1,920 x 1,200 pixels display with IPS technology, but, the hardware platform is not that fresh: it has an Nvdia Tegra 3 chipset with quad-core Cortex A9 CPU at 1.6 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and up to 64 GB of internal storage.

The 8 megapixel camera on the back is capable of recording full HD videos at 30 fps. The ASUS  Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is upgradable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.  The source of this comparison is: http://www.android.gs/best-android-tablets-2013/ Please contact me for give you adittional support:  ferojas2008@gmail.com

 
posted on April 23, 2013 9:28AM
Dr Abe Gerrano

Dear Sir,
Would you please post the steps how to set the screen? I am using Samsung so it is difficult to compare and coment the new tablet practically with Samsang.
Is it any possibility to enlarge the screen a bit? I just realized after writing the report for the GCP about the use of Samsang tablet.
Thanks

posted on April 23, 2013 12:08PM

Adding new traits to Crop's Trait Template

Adding new traits to the standard crop template provided while using the IB Nursery manager to generate fieldbooks has come up as one of the elusive topics that is seldom discoursed. The attached file below explains the steps to take if you need to compliment the traits provided while working with the tools at your different stations or Institutes.

Ibrahima Sissoko

Dears

We are using ICIS for data management to generate the Back Crossing. For method of creation we use Single Cross (101) If we use 107(Backcross) the system don't accept. Please an example
CK60A//POPD08-1185-1/GPN 271-20B-2-11///POPD08-1185-1/GPN 271-20B-2-11

Another query, it is possible to fill color the chosen pedigree (plant) to make the crossing so that you will not chose twice the same pedigree because the system do not accepte the second crosing with the same plant? Or in the reality we can take pollen from the same plant to make different crossing.

Thanks

posted on October 19, 2012 4:58AM
Graham Mclaren

Ibrahima,
The reason that the system does not accept your backcross is that it is looking for an inbred recurrent parent. Are you really using an F1 (POPD08-1185-1/GPN 271-20B-2-11) as the recurrent parent? If so you shoul probably use the method complex cross. If you are using a line derived from POPD08-1185-1/GPN 271-20B-2-11 as the recurrent parent you should explicitly enter this line in the database with group germplasm being bthe cross and unknown derivative method (if you dont know all the steps in its production). Then the system will allow backcrossing.
Otherwise if you do use the F1 use Complex Cross.

Yes is can be possible to tell you that a cross or its reciprocal has been made before, and if you want to carry on and make it again you can. This still needs to be added to the new fieldbook, but I believe it is there in SetGen.

posted on October 19, 2012 9:46AM

Adding new traits to crop template

Adding new traits to the standard crop template provided while using the IB Nursery manager to generate fieldbooks has come up as one of the elusive topics that is seldom discoursed. The attached file below explains the steps to take if you need to compliment the traits provided while working with the tools at your different stations or Institutes.

Adding new traits to the traits template

Adding new traits to the standard crop template provided while using the IB Nursery manager to generate fieldbooks has come up as one of the elusive topics that is seldom discoursed. The attached file below explains the steps to take if you need to compliment the traits provided while working with the tools at your different stations or Institutes.

New book from IITA - "Conduct and Management of Maize Field Trials"

Preface by Baffour Badu-Apraku, Plant Breeder and Geneticist, one of the authors:
Field trials are very important in maize research. In particular, breeders conduct different types of field trials in the process of developing new varieties. Each type of trial has its peculiarities. Apart from those conducted by the individual breeders in their research programs, there are collaborative trials conducted nationally or internationally. Annually, national collaborative trials are constituted from candidate varieties submitted by participating researchers in a country.

A Crop Trait Ontology Workshop at Oregon State University, 12-15 September 2012

A workshop co-sponsored by The Plant Ontology (NSF project) and BBSRC, U.K. will be held at Oregon State University with the ultimate goal of building an international consortium to develop a Reference Plant Trait Ontology. The objective is to establish a semantic framework for meaningful cross-species queries across gene expression and phenotype data sets from plant genomics and genetics experiments.

Get involved! Join the sorghum trait dictionary/ontology forum

A new forum has been created for discussing the standardization and validation of the trait dictionary for sorghum:

https://www.integratedbreeding.net/community/sorghum/forum/validation-so...

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