ASRtriala | achieve more from your field trial analyses
ASRtriala is a free R tool designed to give plant breeders more in-depth analyses of their single and multi-environment trials. It makes field trial analyses quicker, simpler and easier to conduct, particularly with accumulated trial data.
ASRtriala makes field trial analyses quicker, simpler and easier to conduct
ASRtriala is a free supplementary ASReml-R package designed to give plant breeders more in-depth analyses of their single and multi-environment trials. It helps make field trial analyses quicker, simpler and easier to conduct, particularly for breeding programmes with accumulated trial data. ASRtriala offers additional and more robust science to provide breeders with insights that previously may have not been so easily available.
Features of ASRtriala
Efficient use of accumulated trial data
For breeding programs with several years of trial data, ASRtriala helps to efficiently combine and analyse multiple datasets to make the most of your investment in phenotypic data.
Complete data-to-decision workflow
ASRtriala is constructed around a workflow for multi-environmental trial analyses that takes you from exploring the raw data to the final selection of your genotypes using flexible functions.
Built with ASReml-R in mind
Robust integration with ASReml-R improves performance and reduces the risk of error. ASRtriala helps users to run ASReml-R models and interacts with ASReml-R using simpler functions to make it even easier to use.
Best model selection
ASRtriala assists in model selection for your single (spatial or non-spatial) or multi-environment analyses. It helps with choosing the ‘best’ model for your data, making your analysis, quicker, simpler and easier to use on downstream evaluations.
Designed and developed by statisticians
The models and methods used in ASRtriala are based on extensive and proven statistical research as well as practical experience, giving you the confidence that you are using innovative analytical procedures.
Explores GxE patterns for selection
ASRtriala has tools that assist in understanding the dynamic of genotype-by-environment (GxE) interaction. This can be used to redefine breeding zones and assist in the selection of genotypes according to their GxE patterns.
Two-stage analysis with minimum loss of information
ASRtriala features a fully efficient two-stage multi-environment (MET) pipeline that ensures minimal information is lost in the analysis process. Relevant data from the first stage (single trial analysis) is collected and passed to the second stage (multi-environment trial analysis). ASRtriala is designed to keep any loss of data to a minimum providing considerably more robust analyses and accurate results.
Semi-automatic spatial (and non-spatial) model selector
In single-trial analyses, ASRtriala helps you choose the spatial (or non-spatial) model that best describes the field trends and/or micro-site variability. This guarantees optimally adjusted predictions for use in single- or multi-environment trial analysis, in future genomic prediction models or GWAS.