Breeder Management Database
Project: Breeder Management Database
Type: Web System
Each year, Monsanto’s breeders select the pedigrees that they will grow, based on data provided for each inbred. This information was not consistently shared or managed, too often resulting in a few pedigrees being grown by many breeders, and many pedigrees not being grown at all.
Monsanto commissioned ASI to create a web-based application, allowing breeders to track their programs online, as well as providing notification if other breeders were selecting the same pedigree. Additionally, once the pedigrees are planted, the system enables breeders to enter relevant information regarding each pedigree’s progress and advancement.
This solution allows breeders to have greater control over what they plant, by giving them access to all relevant information. They can view historical data for previous seasons, which enables them to track pedigree progress. Storing the breeder data in a central database also gives Monsanto the ability to view multiple breeders’ programs concurrently, thereby utilizing that data for more effective decision-making.
Tools: Microsoft ASP.NET; Microsoft SQL Server
Jennifer L. Umphress, Ph.D. - Global Parent Test Lead, Monsanto Seed Manufacturing
"Monsanto has a very large IT department that handles big-hitting projects for our business, but my relatively small group found that our needs were often deferred or delayed as priorities shifted in our global business. Outsourcing our projects with ASI has been a great solution for us. ASI’s programmers do a fast, cost-effective, and high-quality job. They work closely with our scientists around the world to make sure that their applications suit our business needs, and are always up for new challenges as those needs change."