Video: Add & Customize a Program
The BMS opens to the Home screen in your default browser. The home screen of the BMS is where programs are added, selected, and program file directories can be viewed and modified.
Home screen showing two program databases, cowpea and maize. The program, Cowpea Tutorial, is selected and the public list files are visible.
Create a Program
The Home Screen will be empty until you create a new Program database by clicking the Add a Program button at the top right of this panel.
The Basic Details tab is the only mandatory information needed to create a program. Select the desired crop from the drop-down menu, and enter a name for your program. The start date is set to the current date by default. All of the public crop databases downloaded and installed will appear in the Crop dropdown menu. If a public crop database was installed after launching the Workbench, the crop will not appear in the drop-down menu until the Workbench is re-launched.
If you work with a crop not supported with a public database, the BMS provides an empty database for you to use. Choose to Use the Generic Database and type the name of the crop you wish to work with. The generic crop database is populated with a few standard ontology terms, but you will need to add crop-specific ontology terms.
Save Basic Details. Select Finish to open the program or enter optional information about Members, Locations, and Breeding Methods.
Manage Program Members
Add program members by clicking on Program Members. A list of current registered Workbench users (will be displayed with a field to add new project members. This is an optional step. If you do not need to include additional members, click Finish and open your program.
Choose the locations used in the breeding program from the list of available locations. Add new locations as needed. Highlight available locations to populate the program favorites lists. Select Add to Favorite Locations and Save Favorites. Selected breeding locations will be available for selection during nursery and trial design.
Manage Breeding Methods
Choose the breeding methods used in the breeding program from the list of available methods. Add new custom methods as needed. Highlight available methods to populate the program favorites lists. Select Add to Favorite Methods and Save Favorites. Selected breeding methods will be available for selection during nursery design.
Selecting finish after establishing the program settings will automatically launch the BMS workbench from the List Manager.