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One small release for IBP – one giant leap for the Breeding Management System

BMS-graphic1-jpeg-web-100We are delighted to announce a momentous event that took place last month: the release of the Breeding Management System (BMS) version 2.0 by our Integrated Breeding Platform (IBP) team. BMS v2.0 features improvements in data processing and decision-making, plus a user-friendly design, and is the product of a joint effort between IBP and its partners.

BMS-graphic3-JPEG-webThe BMS is a comprehensive suite of interconnected breeding informatics tools specifically designed to help breeders manage their activities through the development phases of their breeding programmes. It can handle queries for either, or both, phenotypic or genotypic datasets, providing the tools breeders need in just one place.

According to GCP Director, Jean-Marcel Ribaut, “With BMS version 2.0, we can say that 90 percent of all the functionalities that breeders need in their day-to-day operations are available.”

We invite crop breeders and any other interested plant scientists to download the BMS (registration required – no charge). Please note that it is still a work in progress, and user and tester feedback to help refine the tool is warmly welcomed.