Lecture ‘Unlock the potential of pollen quality measurements in plant breeding and seed production’ – by Amphasys
Tuesday, 28 September 14:00 – 14:30
Speaker: Dr. Jörg Schrickel, Head of Sales & Marketing
Pollen viability, pollen amount and pollen shed dynamics are critical elements in plant breeding and hybrid seed production of most crops.
Efforts in breeding and seed production aim at maximizing pollen viability and quantity. Furthermore, pollen shed dynamics must be optimized to improve the synchronization between male and female lines. Adverse environmental conditions including abiotic stress can have a negative effect on these parameters, leading to a decrease in successful pollination and consecutively lower the yield.
In this lecture, Dr. Jörg Schrickel talks about the fundamental aspects of pollen quality monitoring of different species. He introduces Amphasys latest innovation, the first fully portable pollen analyzer for in-field pollen analysis and explains, how pollen quality monitoring can create value, save costs and increase yield.
• why Amphasys technology goes much beyond pollen viability measurements
• how the generation of data improves the knowledge about lines or genotypes
• practical applications of the technology from research to seed production
• the benefits of systematical pollen viability screening