Location: Sunflower and Plant Biology Research
Project Number: 3060-21000-043-19-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2018
End Date: Aug 31, 2023
The goal of this project is to provide technicians, students, and private sector plant breeders with a simplified module written in R or Python that provides prediction statistics given a phenotypic and genotypic database for sunflower lines and hybrids.
The cooperator's graduate student will design a small Python or R-based Graphical User Interface to integrate our relational database query functions with R-scripts and Python functions that have already been developed for genomic selection models. The work will involve working closely with USDA sunflower breeding program personnel to make a design that is useful to people not well versed in programming. The student has training in computer science and plant breeding and will use best practices to develop the program.