From Lobbying to Legislation: Euroseeds and the New NGT Regulation
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
1M ago
In this episode, Garlich van Essen, Secretary General at Euroseeds discusses the brand new regulation on New Genomic Techniques (NGT). Discover the intricacies of the NGT regulatory framework, from its impact on plant breeding to the distinctions between NGT and GMO. Uncover the power of lobbying and understand how Euroseeds acts as the eyes and ears of the European Seed sector. Get insights on the evolving Euroseeds Congress in Copenhagen and what changes and innovations to expect. More: Euroseeds Innovaction Stage at Euroseeds Congress Garlich is German and studied Agriculture and Economics ..read more
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Beyond Riesling: The Secrets of Grapevine Breeding
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
2M ago
In this episode with Kai Voss-Fels we dive into the complex world of grapevine breeding. Discover the unique challenges of breeding grafted crops. Enhancing genetic gain becomes multifaceted due to the fact that grapevines consist of two genetically distinct parts, the scion (upper) and rootstock (lower). Our discussion centers on addressing challenges such as water limitation, and drought stress for the lower section, while simultaneously focusing on improving sustainability by introgression of resistances in the uppper part. Moreover, we explore the ACGG (Accelerating Crop Genetic Gain) prog ..read more
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Navigating the Promising Future of Pangenomes
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
3M ago
In this episode Jörg Hagmann, Product Manager Pantograph, explores the concept of pangenomes, a collection of individual whole genome sequences. Discover the reasons why pangenomes and their associated research field is experiencing growth and increasing significance. Jörg discusses the vision behind the development of the interactive browser Pantograph and illustrates practical applications in pre-breeding and the identification of gene editing targets. Join us as we delve into the landscape of DNA exploration and the promising future of genomic navigation with Pantograph.   Dr. Jörg Hag ..read more
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From Fields to Classrooms: Decoding Maize Diseases and Cultivating Scientific Minds
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
5M ago
In this episode Addie Thompson, Assistant Professor in the Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences Department at Michigan State University, discusses her research on disease resistance to tar spot, a fungal pathogen affecting maize. Learn about different modeling prediction techniques and data collection approaches, ranging from manual measurements to high-throughput lidar data obtained via drones. Emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach, Thompson underscores the pivotal role of collaboration in staying at the forefront of research. Additionally, Addie touches on her educational approach in sci ..read more
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Bridging the Gap Between Innovation and Adoption in Agriculture
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
6M ago
Our guest in this episode is Randall (Randy) Barker – Co-Founder and CEO at INTENT and Strategic Advisory Board Chairperson at Computomics. He discusses the challenges of adapting innovative agriculture products to the diverse practices and environments of different farmers and how technology helps farmers adopt products more effectively. Get insights into the global adoption of AgTech, highlighting the varying technological landscapes in different regions. And finally receive tips for startups in the ag tech space. Barker shares his views on the complexities and opportunities in the intersect ..read more
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Microorganisms - the good, the bad and the ugly
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
8M ago
Today’s guest is Kalliopi Rantsiou, professor at the University of Turin. Kelly is sharing insights into the SAFFI - Safe Food for Infants – project. This European funded project evaluates how pathogenic microorganisms may contaminate food for infants, and how we can understand ways of controlling these microorganisms. Learn what role next-generation sequencing technologies play in understanding the microbiota. In a second project, Kelly delves into fermented olives trying to understand what the influence of the microbiota during primary production is and how inoculating a microbial community ..read more
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"Better Barley": Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting farmers
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
9M ago
In this episode, we continue our conversation about barley with Matthias Nachtmann, Sustainability Business Development Lead at BASF. Matthias gives us insights into the "Better Barley" project, which has the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in barley cultivation while supporting farmers to meet the high protein standards for malting barley. Learn how companies can work with farmers to overcome the challenges of balancing sustainability and productivity. By developing new barley varieties that are both high-yielding and sustainable, the project is helping to ensure that the food industr ..read more
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Diving into the world of barley
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
11M ago
In this episode Brent Atthill, managing director of RMI Analytics GmbH delves into the fascinating world of barley. Explore the entire supply chain, uncovering the challenges and emerging trends within the industry. Brent provides valuable insights into why having the best quality barley is crucial for the malting process in the brewing industry and gain a better understanding of the role of technology and data in this sector. With his dedication to fostering exchange and sharing best practices, Brent takes the lead in engaging with all stakeholders in the barley network, ensuring a collaborat ..read more
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PhenoRob - giving each plant the love it needs to prosper
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
1y ago
In this episode Cyrill Stachniss, professor at the University of Bonn and spokesperson of the DFG Cluster of Excellence “PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production” sheds light on the purpose and focus of PhenoRob. Gain insights into the importance of optimizing field management with digital technologies like robotics or machine learning. How can we analyze every plant at high speed to provide management and automatic target actions for every plant. Are there different complexity levels in analyzing and taking actions? What methods, applications and technologies are us ..read more
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The domestication of Amaranth or how wild plants become crops
Computomics: Discussions On Machine Learning Algorithms For Plant Breeding Challenges
by Computomics
1y ago
In this episode Markus Stetter, group leader at the Institute for Plant Sciences at the University of Cologne and member of CEPLAS (Cluster of Excellence on Plant Science) takes us into the exciting history of Amaranth. Markus combines molecular and computational biology approaches to study the domestication of wild plants. Learn how wild plants became crops and how these crops spread around the globe. Furthermore get insights into CEPLAS, its research mission, focus area and education program. Since 2019, Markus Stetter is a group leader at the Institu ..read more
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