Breeding program digitization equipment

In March 2019, EiB surveyed its members to identify preferences for models of equipment used to digitize breeding operations. The results are provided below.


Package printers

Accufast P4 Midco MP44 Neopost AS 710



Label printers

Sato TXPSX Toshiba (Various) Zebra ZT 400



Barcode readers

Airtrack S2 Pegasus PS3160 Zebra (Various)



Electronic data collectors

Honeywell CN51 Juniper CP3 Panasonic Toughbook

Note: Many respondents reported issues with other smartphone and tablet models, such as poor screen visibility in bright conditions, short battery life and overheating in the field.



Seed counters

Agriculex ESC 2 DATA Technologies R 25 Pfeuffer Contador


*The list of preferred equipment supplied here is gathered from the CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) user community and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by EiB.