Do you ask yourself why before you introduce or phase-out varieties? Do you believe the answer to the why carries powerful information leading the way in answering other questions? At Agri Information Partners we believe it does. Why we do believe so?
Are you bored of all the texts in the Mercado Trial module in Mercado or the app? For example, you want to register the weather during observations, this could be defined as: Sunny; Cloudy; Showery or Icy.
Breeders are thinking forward. They want to know where the market demand is going. At the same time, breeders are trying to influence this movement themselves by creating innovations that have a head start on their competitors. In rare cases, their innovations response to market demands that are not even there yet.
The number of greenhouse vegetable growers has decreased by 85% between 1980 and 2017? The total area increased by 7%?
Is it responsible to keep up with legislation from seventeen years ago in such an evolving world with such evolving techniques?
As you might know, Mercado is already able to generate reports, catalogues, etc. in a few simple steps. Design your varieties catalogue template once and every time some data has changed or varieties are added, update your catalogue in a just few seconds. Last weeks, we extended that current functionality.
Product management is a hot profession. However, when you ask a product manager what they do, it varies from company to company. But all are facing a few common challenges.
Plant pathogenic fungi in the Fusarium genus cause severe damage to crops, resulting in great financial losses and health hazards. Specialized metabolites synthesized by these fungi are known to play key roles in the infection process, and to provide survival advantages inside and outside the host. However, systematic studies of the evolution of specialized metabolite-coding potential across Fusarium have been scarce.
Plant breeding is not new at all. Since people started to cultivate their own crops, around 10 thousand years ago, they also started to select the seeds of the plants that fits their needs the best.
Let’s get back to the year 2003. Do you remember those days? We were all working on our desktops with Windows XP. When it comes down to communication, we were all busy with our newest flip phone and Bluetooth was a novelty.
Global population is projected to rise to around 10 billion by 20150? Food production therefore need to increase by 50% globally?
How do you collect the information from your visitors during the upcoming Flower Trials? And what do you do with all this feedback after these four crowded days?
In 2018, Agri Information Partners celebrates its 15th anniversary. Let’s celebrate by casting our minds back to when we started and let’s draw insights for the future.
A significant percentage (10 to 25%) of the income of the seed industry is invested in R&D. This industry is considered one of the most committed to R&D
How do Product Managers in breeding companies get the most out their product portfolio? How do Product Managers gather information for the development of new genetics?
I was at a meeting with an international breeding company who just decided to start using E-brida breeding software and considers using the Mercado software for product management. I asked why he decided to purchase our software and he kicked-off his answer in a few and simple words: “My job implies craftsmanship.
For most innovation companies wanting to know , which product, for which market and when to introduce a product are crucial questions. These questions are not only relevant to determine the timing of market introduction. But also the basis to decide the direction of R&D developments for future products.
How important is Excel within your company? Can you keep up with all the new data streams that are becoming available? Excel is flexible and works wonders for many things. However in the ever more complex environment of a plant breeding company it cannot keep up.
The Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference, organized by the American Seed Trade Association, will take place from January 27th to January 30th, 2018 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, USA.
While many things are still unclear, seed companies in the EU that use external genetic resources need to act now to make sure they are not liable to claims in the future. The Nagoya protocol will enter into force (EU regulation) probably around October 2014. From that moment on; seed companies that use genetic materials […]