Informatical background of field experiments

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An information system was developed in Martonvásár to back up the work of research teams breeding various self-pollinating plant species. The system can be used for keeping records of breeding stock, for planning field and laboratory experiments, for site-plant performance evaluation, for the automated collection of experimental data and for the rapid evaluation of the results. The same system is used to record breeding data and the data of the institute's cereal gene bank. The information system is used to organise the work of more than 40 scientists and their assistants. Research is conducted on large field areas at several locations, and in quality analysis and molecular genetics laboratories. The central database system set up to achieve uniform data handling allows simultaneous access to around 50 workstations connected to the network, thus facilitating team work. Each year the system handles approximately three million identification, observation and measurement data from over 100,000 plots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008


  • Agroinformatics
  • Barcode
  • Breeding
  • Field trials
  • Pedigree
  • Plot-plant interrelations
  • Software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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