- Export Sales Manager Europe Division
- Directors - New Zealand
- Nursery Production Manager Victoria Australia
- Technical Sales Consultant, Washington
- Export Sales Manager North America Exports
- Head Grower Hydroponic Greenhouse
- Account Manager – South-East Asia
- Vegetable Seed - EU Sales and Regional Manager
- Business Developer – High Tech Horticulture
- Operations Manager Organic Farm Barka Oman
Top 5 -yesterday
- "At the end of the day, everyone has to pay a higher price for the gas”
- Abu Dhabi: $84m contract for building two hydroponic farms
- Oishii opens new product segment by introducing $20 berries
- Australia: Using BioClay technology to protect plants against whitefly
- Young Indian growers look forward to technical tools
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- "Honduras greenhouse park to become the largest producer-exporter in the Central American region"
- Netherlands: Codema Systems Group declared bankrupt
- Shanghai: Young people who can't get vegetables start to "help themselves" through hydroponic vegetables
- Canada: Dutch holding company acquires Ontario Plants Propagation
- Google meets agriculture at Go Green Agriculture
UK: Implementing genome wide selection approaches in berries
Genomic selection is one of the most advanced methods of plant breeding and uses information from a densely phenotyped tranining population along with marker information to predict the genome-wide contribution of genetic variants to a panel of agronomically important traits. Crucially it is a method that works extremely well with highly quantitative traits (which most traits in strawberry are). This method allows the prediction of plant performance using only genetic data, allowing selection to be made at the early seedling stage, rather than in the field.
As part of CP094, a PhD studentship that finished in October 2015, a population was phenotyped over the course of three years for a number of plant architecture, fruit quality and disease resistance traits and markers were identified controlling these traits. This information is perfect for training genomic selection models. Using this data, this studentship would test a range of genomic selection models for their efficacy at predicting plant performance and disease resistance traits. Using the SNP data from the Affymetrix SNP array and the forthcoming strawberry genome, the student will also develop reliable SNP markers for screening on the strawberry germplasm, to facilitate the genomic selection process.
Source: AHDB Horticulture
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