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Electronic data capturing training for Faba bean breeding team


Electronic data capturing, and management is fundamental in modern plant breeding. Electronic data capturing is essential for high quality and efficient data collection in a consistent format and for easy sharing of information across centers. SSAP project supports EIAR’s Faba bean breeders with the necessary equipment to electronically collect data and the development of standardized trial and trait names as well as training to enable swift and smooth implementation.

Field scorer and other android-based programs are installed to team members’ tablets and laptops. During the training, researchers practically exercised field data collection and learn to synchronize data to their computers. From Meher season 2021, data collection is expected to be fully digitalized and the time from data collection to analysis and selection decisions will be shortened by at least 4 weeks.