Anjouère SEV Unit

GEVES's Anjouère Experimental Unit conducts variety testing for field crop species.

Station Activities

GEVES's Anjouère Experimental Unit is responsible for variety testing of field crop species, in liaison with two other SEV stations in Le Magneraud and Montpellier. It carries out testing which is required for:

  • Registering and protecting varieties of field species
  • Seed certification

Experts who work at this station play a key role in the evolution of protocols and testing methods at national and international levels, through their collaboration with organisations such as the CTPS, the CPVO and UPOV, and also through methodological research projects which are conducted at the station.

Trials conducted at the station




VCUS networks piloted by Anjouère




Fodder beet X X    
Cereals X X X X
Hemp X X X X
Rape and other crucifers X X X X
Flax X X   X
Maize X   X  
Forage and grass plants X X X  
Protein plants X X X  
Potatoes     X X
Sunflower X   X  
Soy X   X X


Human resources

  • Head of Unit: Fabien Masson
  • 36 permanent agents
  • 60-70 months of seasonal workers/year 


Material resources

  • 200 ha in Erdre-en-Anjou (La Pouëze, Vern d’Anjou and Brain sur Longuenée)
  • 62 ha/year used for testing
  • 800m² of greenhouses



Anjouère Experimental Unit - Domaine de l’Anjouère - La Pouëze - 49370 ERDRE-EN-ANJOU - FRANCE
Tel: +33 2 41 22 87 06

Mr Fabien MASSON Head of Unit

Head of VCUS Coordination

Technical Secretary (interim) for Cereals
Mr Patrick BAGOT Deputy Head of Unit

Technical Secretary for Potatoes

Head of Rapeseed and other Cruficers VCUS
Ms Isabelle RAYÉ Unit Administration
Mr Pierrick ROULIER Coordinator of Experimental Activities

Site and Infrastructure Management
Ms Christelle GODIN Technical Secretary for Flax and Hemp

Head of Cereals DUS

Head of Flax and Hemp VCUS
Ms Anne-Lise CORBEL Technical Secretary for Cereals

Head of Cereals DUS
Ms Aurélie MAILLIARD Head of VCUS Testing of Soft Wheat, Durum Wheat, Triticale
Mr Louis-Marin BOSSUET Head of Barley and Oat VCUS
Mr Jean-Philippe MAIGNIEL Head of Bioagressor Testing in Cereals
Ms Sandrine CALLU Head of Sunflower DUS

Head of Soy VCUS
Mr Frédéric LAFAILLETTE Head of Forage and Grass Plant DUS
Mr Nicolas MASCHER Instrumentation/Phenotyping


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