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Technicians' Training to ensure quality data from phenotyping trials, East and South Africa Region


1. Train technicians on how to use the IB Fieldbook by importing list of germplasms and generating electronic fieldbooks by going through the wizard steps.

2. Install Kingsoft Office, a free Office software for Android, on the Samsung Galaxy tablet and demonstrate how it could be used to collect the data in the field by using the exported Excel fieldbooks

3. Acquaint technicians from East and South Africa regions re. best practices to manage their stations.


  • Dates: June 11 -16, 2012
  • Venue: Southren Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Hawassa, Ethiopia


A. Informatics

Register a new user account to IBP Portal
The Cassava Trait Dictionary
Tutorial on how to use the IB Fieldbook
Tutorial on the use of Samsung Galaxy Tablet for data collection
Fieldroid Application

B. Plot Management

Management Strategies - Well Organized Stations
Plot Maintenance
Planning Process
Qualities of a well-managed station
Project Management process
Quality of data on research stations
Diagnostics of factors that limit productivity
Effectiveness of weed control
Testing seed density
Seed viability
Budget norms
Budgets on the station
Budgetary control methods
COV exercise


Technicians' Training Agenda


Participants of the Technicians' Training held in Hawassa, Ethiopia

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