Breeding of ornamental plants
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Software supporting the start of the breeding process
The main question at the start of every breeding process is: what is in demand in the market and what do we want?
The following questions are: what material is available and what plant material are we going to crossbreed? The last question touches a subject we like to leave to the experts. For advice on the right combination of plant material to be used, the characteristics of the material have to be compared to each other. There are types of software that will come up with a proposal based on an analysis of this information. By now there are good specialized solutions available in the market for this.
Everything else, including the registration of the family tree, is supported by Agriware.
Once the breeding has been completed, the crossing is given its own lot number. Any necessary information can be registered on the lot. Harvesting takes place after a number of weeks. The harvest results are then cultivated. This can for example be done in a laboratory setting. Depending on the quality of the plants, the breeds can be repeated and the process starts again from scratch. This process repeats itself until a new commercially marketable plant is created.
Not every crossing ends in a useable plant, the breeding process can fail. Some hybrids are kept for later breeding because of a specific characteristic they have.
Crucial in the breeding process are the inspections. You want to register all relevant information about the hybrids (colour, how the plant takes root, information about the leaves, photos, etc.).
With the Agriware Inspect App you are able to record this data on a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone and have it within reach. The app also works offline so you can always continue working. Read more about Agriware Apps here.