The Breeding Management System (BMS)

The Breeding Management System (BMS) is a program that helps manage your breeding data across all phases of the crop improvement cycle, from program planning to decision making.

It lets you manage trials, nurseries and seed inventory; run statistical analyses; and support breeding decisions through the gradual integration of genetic markers.

The BMS suite of tools supports multiple breeding strategies:

  • Conventional breeding
  • Marker-assisted selection
  • Marker-assisted recurrent selection
  • Marker-assisted backcrossing

The BMS package includes:

  • Software needed to run BMS
  • Crop databases preloaded with ontology terms and templates to help get started
  • Instructions, tutorials, and other documents to help you install and use the BMS
  • Support at

BMS is available as a single-user free download, or as a multi-user program with pro features and support services. A server version is also available for users with data sharing requirements; contact for more information.