Version 3.0 of IBP’s Breeding Management System now available

Now with the complete suite: lists, nurseries and trials streamlined in a same browser-based interface.

The IBP released a robust version of the Breeding Management System (BMS) in September, with significant improvements to core applications and exciting new functionality. It is an all-round performing solution that breeders can seriously start deploying and using throughout all steps of their breeding programmes.

Highlights of version 3.0 consist of: Continue reading

Molecular Characterization of Mutant Germplasm - A Manual (FAO/IAEA Interregional Training Course on Mutant Germplasm Characterization)

Agricultural Transformation by Innovation (AgTraIn) FELLOWSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES 2015

The Agricultural Transformation by Innovation (AgTraIn) invites grant applications from doctoral candidates around the world leaving behind the 28 EU member states and EEA_EFTA states for the Erasmus Mundus Fellowships programs.

About AgTraIn Fellowships

A fully integrated three-year Ph.D. Programme with focus on: Continue reading

ICARDA Training Courses 2014

Event Date
Wed, 2014-10-01 (All day) - Wed, 2014-12-31 (All day)
Please find below the links to ICARDA's complete programme and calendar for 2014.
Individual non-degree training:
In Additon to the group courses listed, specialized non-degree training is available for individuals or small groups of candidates, request of their National Agricultural Research Systems in line with ongoing collaboration programs.

A decimal code for the growth stages of cereals

ZADOKS JC, CHANG TT, KONZAK CF.  1974.  A decimal code for the growth stages of cereals. Weed Research. 14(6):415-421.

Development Dialogues Blog Competition: Talking Science

The genome sequence of African rice (Oryza glaberrima) and evidence for independent domestication

The genome sequence of African rice - a completely different rice species than the familiar Asian variety - is reported in a paper published online this week in Nature Genetics. The genome may hold the key to developing rice that is more resistant to drought. 

Program Management for Plant Breeders - UC Davis, California

Event Date
Tue, 2014-09-16 (All day) - Thu, 2014-09-18 (All day)


The course objective is to enhance the management skills of professional scientists who are leading and directing plant breeding and laboratory programmes in modern agricultural research and development programmes in agribusiness companies and in the public sector.  


Some of the topics include: Continue reading

Phenotypic Prediction Workshop - University of Florida, Forest Genomics Lab

Event Date
Mon, 2014-08-11 08:00 - 13:30

This workshop will include live streaming online; 
register to receive the link to the workshop by email: Register for web streaming

About the workshop: Continue reading

Dr Jean-Marcel Ribaut in Scidev.net: How to build research partnerships that benefit farmers

Copied from original article on Scidev.net: http://bit.ly/JMR_Scidev 


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