Seed Science

Seed 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. The task of creating desired genotypes and phenotypes is not an easy one – and after all the future of agriculture depends on seeds. We’re here to help.

Why GenStat?

As the only company of its 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, GenStat provides all the tools you need to bring viable research and top class seeds to your market.

  • Analyse large, complex datasets easily and efficiently
  • Assist in defining factors that affect your seed
  • 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
  • Allows integration between agri and climatic communities

The supply of seeds is fundamental to economically and environmentally sustainable agriculture and our role is to support you in achieving your goals.Based on our users input we deliver yearly updates and along with an unparalleled level of support we help you, the seed scientist, derive results from your data to drive the next generation of seeds.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” Robert Louis Stevenson