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.

CIMMYT and ICARDA Regional Statistics Course for wheat breeders

Event Date
Sun, 2014-10-26 (All day) - Sat, 2014-11-08 (All day)

CIMMYT and ICARDA in collaboration with IRESA Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia will organize a statistics course targeting practical breeders, as well as those involved in molecular research, that are seeking easy-to-use analytical tools

Course objectives: Continue reading

Documentation for the wheat community

Dr Farooq Azam of the Nuclear Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Pakistan, kindly refers the Wheat community of practice to this documentation. Please click on the biblio entries below to access downloadable files and/or direct links:

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

Call for Research Ideas: Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium (HeDWIC)

As part of a new strategy to underpin food security, the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat (CRP WHEAT) will establish a multidisciplinary partnership to capture global expertise and resources, tentatively named the Heat and Drought Wheat Improvement Consortium -HeDWIC.
Development of HeDWIC is being facilitated by The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) in consultation with an international group of stakeholder organisations, under the CGIAR Research Program on Wheat.
In order to launch this initiative and to frame

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

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