The course is designed to acquaint plant breeders with the different designs used in breeding trials, analysis of single and multi-environment trials, and the use of biplots in explaining GxE. It also introduces PBTools, a user-friendly software that uses GUI created in Java and functions developed in R to assist plant breeders in the design and analysis of data. It employs a combination of lecture, group exercises, and hands-on exercises using PBTools.
Ms. Alaine A. Gulles
Senior Specialist - Biometrics
Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology
International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Fax: (63- 2) 891-1292; 580 5699
Phone: (63- 2) 845-0563; 580 5600 ext 2895