Breeding scheme design using quantitative genetics

  • Date
    21.02.22 > 25.02.22
  • Time
    08:30 am
Date: February 21, 2022 to February 25, 2022

Location: IITA headquarters at Ibadan, Nigeria

This training is a professional development course designed by the Excellence in Breeding (EiB) Platform to increase the skillset of plant breeders to design breeding schemes. Across the public and private sector there is a gap on how to design breeding schemes and instead breeding schemes are normally inherited from one breeder to the other. EiB’s Module 2 and collaborators from seed industry have addressed this issue by developing and making the breeding scheme design training. In shared sessions with EiB’s operations workshop we will discuss challenges and strategies for improvement.

 

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Agenda

Day 1 – 21 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Welcome and introductions Michael Abberton, Jan Debaene
9:00 AM 11:00 AM Tools and methods in market segment definition Agnes Mbugua
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Break
10:45 AM 12:30 PM Discussion
12:30 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 4:00 PM Tools and methods in breeding scheme design Eduardo Covarrubias
4:00 PM 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM 5:30 PM Questions and discussion Eduardo Covarrubias

 

Day 2 – 22 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:30 AM 10:30 AM Quantitative Genetics Intro Marlee Labroo
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM 12:30 PM Discussion: Applying the breeder’s equation to your program Marlee Labroo
12:30 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Key performance indicators (genetic gain) and way forward Eduardo Covarrubias
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Discussion Eduardo Covarrubias
3:00 PM 4:30 PM Field visit: Seed processing facilities Amer Njam
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Group discussion: Findings and next steps

 

Day 3 – 23 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:30 AM 10:30 AM Trial Design, METs, GxE Interaction Christian Werner
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM 12:00 PM Discussion Christian Werner
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Optimal program size and management of genetic variation Dorcus Gemenet
2:30 PM 3:30 PM Discussion Dorcus Gemenet
3:30 PM 5:00 PM Field tour Amer Njam

 

Day 4 – 24 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:30 AM 10:30 AM Selection methods and indices Marlee Labroo
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Break
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Recycling strategy and management of genetic variation Dorcus Gemenet
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Genomic prediction in plant breeding programs Christian Werner
3:30 PM 5:30 PM Visit to the field Amer Njam

 

Day 5 – 25 February

Start End Description Moderators
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Genomic prediction in plant breeding programs Christian Werner
10:00 AM 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM 12:00 PM Genotyping services and learnings Ana Oliveira
12:00 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Wrap up

 

Support: We thank Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other EiB partners for their support in delivering this work.

 

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