When is a variety successful? At the cooperative, a group of tomato producers chitchat about their varieties. They know many but two names in particular are on everyone‘s lips. If one is yours, trust me it’s a successful variety!
Now how do you get there? Meticulous planning and assessment are cornerstones of success. Particularly, where rigorous testing will help in targeting the correct market segment. From the product concept to variety launch, the process entails different steps:
· Product design: Design products profiles to answer market demands with new varieties, and prepare business cases for this investment.
· Variety creation and selection: Breeders innovate to deliver varieties in line with your products concepts.
· Product evaluation: Characterize, select varieties based on trialing performance and / or wider evaluation (e.g. end consumer feedback for fresh vegetables).
A common challenge faced by seed companies is the quest for the best-performing seed variety that aligns with the targeted market segment. They strive to secure variety launch. The evaluation criteria are intrinsically linked to the breeding objectives, intended use, and environmental factors influencing seed performance. This evaluations processes require a systematic approach to acquire robust data on diverse performance metrics.
Enter Bloomeo software, designed to optimize your variety testing activities and foster the development of market-ready seed varieties. Whether you're a farmer, product developer, or researcher, Bloomeo is your guiding light throughout the pivotal stages: PD trial planning, trial execution and trial analysis to make decision on the most successful varieties for each target markets.
In this article, we embark on a journey into the world of Bloomeo to explore how it helps in testing and selecting the finest seed varieties.
Bloomeo is an intuitive web-application that simplifies the management of variety evaluations, spanning from the early stages to the product launch phase.
Bloomeo empowers you:
Bloomeo is complemented by a smartphone application that facilitates data collection, whether online or offline.
Setting standards in data collection ensures reliable data. First you determine properties for every trait or environment variable. Limited choice, scales, date format... there are many ways to keep data homogeneous and equivalent from one trial to another.
Bloomeo will support various user profiles:
Following a route along the field map or labelling every plot of the map also prevents human mistakes. Several steps of scoring can be automated to help technicians save time and improve their efficiency in the greenhouse. As an example, you can see below weight notation being digitalized by connecting identification and measurements devices.
Bloomeo transcends the role of a simple database; it enriches your data and “blooms” your decision-making.
First to ensure reliability of analysis and trial results Bloomeo thanks to its IA algorithms will support PD manager in quickly validate and identify potential data outliers especially in case of voluminous data entered in small time.
Highly integrated with data management,Bloomeo will offer PD managers the full panel of tools to make decisions on variety to advance or launch. We mention cite :
Since a new variety typically undergoes testing across multiple growing seasons, this iterative approach enhances your understanding of the variety's performance under diverse conditions and locations, resulting in robust assessments. Bloomeo also offers tools to manage approvals and the advancement of your varieties : notify stakeholders and managers, share reports, document decisions and validate in a friendly way the advancement of your varieties through the stage plan until their commercialization. This process of advancement tracking is a collegial decision done in committees which require synthetic results on variety characteristics. Learn more on how product managers and marketing teams address the targeted markets and maximize the success rate of variety launch: Secure the launch of my varieties.
In the ever-evolving landscape of seed variety testing, accuracy, reliability and thoroughness are second to none. By adhering to a meticulously planned evaluation strategy, enriched by insights into genotype-environment interactions, you'll pave the way for an optimized seed varieties' portfolio. Bloomeo, a pioneering tool in product development, serves as your trusted companion on this journey, enabling you to navigate the intricate interplay between genetics and the environment with unmatched expertise.
Bloomeo empowers you to not only meet but exceed the standards of quality and performance in the seed industry, ensuring a fruitful future for agriculture.