Newsletter January 2018: Speed Breeding and Agronomy Testing


Firstly, we wish you all the best for 2018, to you and your team ! We are excited for the 2018 season that starts

Agronomy and Genetic Information System Watch

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Dear Colleague,

Firstly, we wish you all the best for 2018, to you and your team ! We are excited for the 2018 season that starts, already promising in terms of innovative seed demand and launch of high-tech research projects. We are with you, striving to bring you the digital solutions to reach your research objectives, and to meet your customers' needs. We are pleased to share with you this awesome image from Daniel Biber, more information here.

Vegetal researcher, don't miss this week's webinar on Backcross optimization, you'll see how digital tools can help you save time and avoid errors along your backcrossing program !

I hope you enjoy as well our selection of articles, with a special focus on speed breeding techniques enabling 6 generations a year.

Have a nice week !


Romain Royer, Doriane SAS

Editor of the Agro and Genetics Information System Watch.

Selection of articles from the Newsletter

French Seed Market 2017


Control your nursery's conditions to accelerate greatly the growth of cereals, chickpea and Canola.

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How to track the entire chain of experimentation on practices, locations, phytosanitary ?

IT systems should find a solution to connect the people together and helping them to share data in real time


What makes an R&D Information System transversal ? Keys to integrating various activities...

Join our webinar THIS THURSDAY: "Review your backcross processes"

Webinar Backcross processes

How digitalization helps save time and avoid errors during inventory, codification and screening?
 - Effective storage of material
 - Automation of repetitive tasks
 - Assistance in screening management

THIS WEEK Thursday January 25th
*03:00pm UTC (check your local time here)

Further readings of interest :

Semillas Fito launches a new website. The new responsive design invites to navigate through news and articles, It facilitates content search and product browsing. Check it out here : semillasfitoworldSemillas Fito's research department has been using RnDExperience® and Doriane services since 2009.


Mike Dorris, Insider for Seed World magazine, helps you find out: "Is your IT team contributing to the business?". A true picture on how much the IT can bring solutions to the other departments, or not...


Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food by Jo Robinson, The New York Times

"Black, red and blue corn is rich in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins have the potential to fight cancer, calm inflammation, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, protect the aging brain, and reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. [But] only a handful of farmers in the United States specialize in multicolored Indian corn, and it is generally sold for seasonal decorations, not food."


Researchers who participated in the Sustainable Corn Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP), which was led by Iowa State University, are providing access to five years of data from the multi-university, corn-based cropping systems study. Read the article.

French technical institute Terres Inovia has just updated its oil crop comparator MyVar. It gives fast and easy access to reference data on Rapeseed, Sunflower and Soybean varieties in every area of France, upon various criteria. Terre Inovia's research department has been using RnDExperience® and Doriane services since 2012.

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