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TLI 2012: Data management for bean breeding - Zimbabwe

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TLI 2012: Data management for bean breeding - Zimbabwe

  1. 1. TL1-Zimbabwe• Objective (i) identify drought tolerant lines from DAB and CBIB lines• -three sets of trials• i) 6 x 6 lattice (DAB lines) for yield and other agronomic characters across two locations. Replicated trial and subjected to terminal drought.• ii) 183 DAB lines for drought tolerance at 1 location. Single row trials, with 2 replicates• Iii) 80 CBIB lines for drought tolerance at two locations. Replicated trial, four rows, 3 replicates• Testing locations (Harare Research Station, Gwebi VTC).
  2. 2. TabletWe are in the 1st year of using the tabletAdvantages already seen;-eliminates the process of transcribing data from hard copies into machine-its difficult to read some peoples’ handwriting and the tablet eliminates this-you can communicate (phone and internet) whilst in the field
  3. 3. IB fieldbook• Fieldbook has been in use for the last 10 years at our institute.• Primary users were the maize breeding team (after adapting fieldbook from CIMMYT)• Local training (within Crop Breeding Institute) involving 8 research officers to demonstrate features in IB fieldbook and its potential use was done on 20 March 2012.• All the officers showed interest of using the IB fieldbook in the 2012/13 cropping season• The field book is a useful tool• - no errors as in manual or excel randomization• - print field labels and fieldbook hard copies• -compatible with the Tablet• - good tool for data storage• - faster than old ways of making fieldbooks• However, the is no software for data analysis (compared to the old field book from CIMMYT).

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