Plant Science

Plant scientists nowadays face all number of challenges and obstacles including the disquieting truth that the need for food and crops is on the rise while viable agricultural land is becoming more precious by the day.

Why GenStat?

As the only company of it’s kind to concentrate on the life sciences, VSNi are ideally placed to help you reach your goals quickly, efficiently and perhaps most important, accurately. With a growing awareness that new technologies can support and often accelerate results, with GenStat data analysis software and ASReml’s advanced techniques for linear modelling, VSNi provide all the tools you need to draw the most from your data.

  • Analyse large, complex datasets easily and efficiently
  • Assist in defining factors that affect your plant
  • Define key traits to help you discover & create new alleles
  • Discover patterns in vast sets of data
  • Determine genetic risk factors
  • Examine traits of agro-economic importance
  • Predict germination
  • Assist in increasing yield
  • Integrate agricultural and climatic data
  • Interactive visual presentation and interpretation of data

With thousands of analyses, procedures and directives a single page isn’t nearly enough to show off GenStat. The following is but a small example of some of the possibilities; to gauge the full potential why not try GenStat for yourself?

  • Design experiments and plan sequential seed monitoring systems
  • Analysis of variance to compare varieties and trends
  • REML facilities to obtain unbiased predictors of phenotypic performance
  • Chi squared tests for conformity and linkage
  • Model data using generalized linear modelling (with probit link function)
  • Allows integration between agri and climatic communities
  • Hierarchical generalized linear models to evaluate random effects

Based on our users input we deliver yearly updates and along with an unparalleled level of support we help you, the plant scientist, derive results from your data to drive the next generation of plants.

“The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love. ” Luther Burbank