Next generation breeding starts in the simulator


 

Breeding crops, with the goal to improve varieties, happens already for thousands of years. With the increase of available information and the knowledge of complex traits breeding has become more complex.

It is a true challenge for the breeder to combine all information and come up with the best breeding scheme to make sure he ends up with the variety with the desired traits. Also taking account of the budget and available resources.

KeyGene researchers together with partners have developed a software tool that helps the breeder in his decision process. So he is able to select the best plants in order to have the most time- and cost effective breeding program with the desired outcome.