The Breeding Insight initiative was launched in 2018 to level the playing field in the genomics era, creating new opportunities for specialty breeders in assimilating tools, technologies, and methods to catalyze the routine and accessible use of genomic insights. We integrate phenomics (trait analysis), genomics (genotypic data), data management, and software tools to help breeders increase the rate of genetic gain and create more healthy, nutritious, and sustainable specialty crops and animals.
Breeding Insight (BI) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) initiative hosted at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
William Rutter, USDA plant pathologist, is shown examining his sweet potato seedlings. Dr. Rutter and other scientists in the USDA Vegetable Program in Charleston, S.C. are working with Breeding Insight to develop fast, affordable genotyping for sweet potato and sweet potato weevil.
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