Seed World

Turn Data into Action for Better Breeding

This week on Seed Speaks experts are taking a closer look at the vast amount of data available to seed variety developers and how that information translates into faster and better breeding.

From information as easy to measure as yield results to characterizing unique physical attribute of plants, each piece of information holds value. With data being tracked more accurately and organized more efficiently than ever before, how can breeding put this growing data pool into action?

Join Sonja Begemann, editorial director at Seed World Group, to learn more about how data and data management tools can lead to better, faster product development. She’s joined by two experts:

  • Jesse Gilsinger, BASF North America soybean breeding lead. He grew up on a livestock and grain farm in Indiana and has about 15 years of experience in breeding. Gilsinger earned his PhD in 2008 from North Carolina State University.
  • Steve Tanksley, Nature Source Improved Plants (NSIP) chief technology officer. He and his team at NSIP use the science of operations research to help their clients get the most out of their genetics. This emerging field of science uses millions of data points to revolutionize plant breeding.

Mark your calendar for noon CST, Wednesday March 9.