Luigi is using a page here to solicit comments on a document: Technical appraisal of strategic approaches to large-scale germplasm evaluation. And some of the commenters are less than enthralled. Here’s Major Goodman:
[T]he glaring failure here is not running almost any of these ideas past private plant breeders who have tried to make use of these technologies, mostly to no avail. Nor do I see input from folks who have tried to maintain and study germplasm accessions, who could at least comment on some of the fieldwork feasibility. This seems to be an in-house, pat yourself on the back effort by and for NGS-enthralled scientists. In fact, I see almost no input by any real plant breeder or germplasm expert.
Will that stop the project dead? Let us know what you think.