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Developing new varieties of maize, beans, and cereals that have agronomic or other traits that are valued by both agricultural producers and end users has been a task that has been performed for millenniums. Farming has relied on seeds bred for higher yield and flavorful crops.

If you are interested in setting up a plant breeding business or organization, this is a guide to help you get started. It should help you get started, with the right equipment, setting up a workspace, techniques for organising your seeds and documenting progress.

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Mr. Cary Fowler gives a TedTalk on the Svalbard Seed Vault in Norway.
This is a classic. The foreword could be quoted for this wiki as it echoes the intentions of this wiki.
However, Mr. Burbank would not be considered a geneticist, the key to his success was trying lots of different things with lots of plants and looking very carefully for differences/mutations.
  • Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, by George Acquaah, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.(2007)
Pg. 431 Materials, equipment and machinery for field evaluation of genotypes
Pg. 285 Common Plant Breeding Notations
Pg. 426 MSTAT BR series

  • "DISCOVERING" by Robert Scott Root-Bernstein, ISBN: 0735100071
See: IMP's Manual of Discovering
  • Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People by Robert S. Root-Bernstein, Michele M. Root-Bernstein
  • Manjit S. Kang, "Handbook of Formulas and Software for Plant Geneticists and Breeders", (2003), Food Products Press and The Haworth Press Inc.
ISBN: 1-56022-948-9 (hard)
ISBN: 1-56022-949-7 (soft)
Library of Congress: QK981.5 .H36 2003
  • Plant biotechnology in Canada [9]
  • Futures in Biotech with Marc Pelletier [10]
  • Cultivating communities of practice: A guide to managing knowledge
Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, William Snyder
Harvard Business School Press, 2002
  • The Virtual International Science & Technology Academy [11]
Designer Genes portion of VISTA's Year in Health Sciences - I would like to see something similar for Plant Breeding
a collection of example videos and webpages for the creation of a realistic plant breeding simulation wrapped in a fantasy RPG.
  • Communities of practice: a brief introduction by Etienne Wenger [12]
  • Sierhuis, M. and W. J. Clancey (2002). "Modeling and Simulating Work Practice: A human-centered method for work systems design." IEEE Intelligent Systems Volume 17(5)(Special Issue on Human-Centered Computing).
  • The Brahms MultiAgent Simulation Environment [13]
  • Wikipedia:Antipatterns [14]

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