Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:03 AM CDT
Partly Cloudy
Temperature
73°F
Dew Point
64°F
Humidity
73%
Wind
VRB at 3 mph
Barometer
29.86 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:06 a.m.
Sunset
07:53 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 59 to 72 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 7 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
77°F / 59°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
80°F / 62°F
Light Rain
Friday
87°F / 67°F
Light Rain
Saturday
75°F / 68°F
Light Rain
Sunday
83°F / 68°F
Light Rain
Monday
80°F / 64°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
79°F / 64°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:03 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 77 to a low of 59 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 9 miles per hour from the westnorthwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 74 to 77 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 75 to 62 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 62 to 60 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 80 to a low of 62 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 11 miles per hour from the east. 0.94 inches of rain are expected.

Updated plant genebank system

Nov. 24, 2011 | 0 comments

A free, user-friendly online database system for managing the world's plant genebanks will be launched this year, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

The international project involves updating a germplasm management system called GRIN, originally developed by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS). The updated system, called GRIN-Global, will be initiated at CGIAR centers by December 2011, and in the United States in 2012.

ARS uses GRIN - the Germplasm Resources Information Network - to manage agricultural data on plant genetic resources at various genebank sites.

Using GRIN-Global, other nations will have the ability to document their plant germplasm and deliver that information worldwide, according to Peter Cyr, information technology specialist and project leader at the ARS North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station in Ames, Iowa. Each genebank will have its own local version of the GRIN-Global software, which is capable of supporting different languages.

Curators can customize the system to fit their specific needs and keep track of genetic material origins, traits and properties. They can maintain a more accurate inventory status, noting which seeds, plants and tissues are available and how much. In addition, GRIN-Global will make it possible to keep records of requests for seed and plant material.

Public researchers also will have access to germplasm information and material in the system. Scientists, educators and other germplasm users will be better informed about material in genebanks and find it easier to choose exactly the samples they need.

ARS is USDA's principal intramural scientific research agency. The development of GRIN-Global supports the USDA priority of promoting international food security.

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