Genstat for Agriculture Research Course


GenStat for Agricultural Research is a comprehensive course designed to equip agricultural researchers, agronomists, extension officers, students, consultants, and farm managers with the essential skills to analyze and interpret agricultural data using the powerful GenStat software. This course covers data management, statistical analysis, and modeling techniques specific to the field of agriculture, enabling participants to make evidence-based decisions, optimize agricultural practices, and enhance overall productivity in the dynamic realm of agricultural research.


10 Days

Target Audience:

  • Agricultural researchers
  • Agronomists
  • Agricultural extension officers
  • Agricultural consultants

  • Understand the fundamentals of GenStat software: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the GenStat software, its features, and its applications in the field of agricultural research.
  • Learn data management and importing techniques: Acquire the skills to effectively manage agricultural datasets within GenStat, including importing various types of data files and handling data formatting and quality issues.
  • Master data cleaning and quality control: Learn how to identify and handle outliers, ensure data consistency, and implement data validation techniques to maintain high-quality agricultural datasets.
  • Perform exploratory data analysis: Gain proficiency in using GenStat to summarize and visualize agricultural data, enabling the detection of patterns, relationships, and trends within the datasets.
  • Conduct statistical analysis using GenStat: Develop the ability to perform basic statistical tests, regression analysis, and multivariate analysis on agricultural data using appropriate statistical techniques available in GenStat.
  • Understand experimental design and analysis: Learn the principles of experimental design in agricultural research and explore various design types, such as randomized complete block design and factorial designs, while analyzing experimental data using GenStat.
  • Explore advanced topics in agricultural research: Delve into advanced topics like longitudinal data analysis for studying trends over time, spatial analysis techniques for geospatial agricultural data, and mixed-effects models for complex agricultural datasets.
  • Enhance data visualization and reporting skills: Develop the ability to create informative and visually appealing plots, charts, and reports using GenStat, enabling effective communication of research findings in the agricultural domain.

Module 1: Introduction to GenStat

  • Overview of GenStat software and its applications in agricultural research
  • Understanding the GenStat user interface and project structure

Module 2: Data Management and Importing

  • Importing various types of agricultural data into GenStat (e.g., spreadsheets, text files)
  • Handling missing data and data formatting issues
  • Creating data structures and managing datasets within GenStat

Module 3: Data Cleaning and Quality Control

  • Identifying and handling outliers in agricultural datasets
  • Checking data consistency and ensuring data integrity
  • Dealing with data quality issues and data validation techniques

Module 4: Exploratory Data Analysis

  • Descriptive statistics and summary measures for agricultural data
  • Visualizing agricultural data using charts, graphs, and plots
  • Detecting patterns and relationships in agricultural datasets

Module 5: Statistical Analysis with GenStat

  • Basic statistical tests for agricultural research (e.g., t-tests, ANOVA)
  • Regression analysis and modeling techniques for agricultural data
  • Multivariate analysis methods for exploring complex relationships

Module 6: Experimental Design and Analysis

  • Principles of experimental design in agricultural research
  • Randomized complete block design (RCBD), factorial designs, and split-plot designs
  • Analyzing experimental data using appropriate statistical techniques in GenStat

Module 7: Advanced Topics in Agricultural Research

  • Longitudinal data analysis for studying agricultural trends over time
  • Spatial analysis techniques for geospatial agricultural data
  • Mixed-effects models and hierarchical modeling for complex agricultural datasets

Module 8: Data Visualization and Reporting

  • Creating informative and visually appealing plots and charts in GenStat
  • Generating customizable reports and exporting results from GenStat
  • Presenting research findings effectively using graphical representations

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This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.