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Hydrangeas under the microscope of molecular biology

21/06/2022

GEVES (BioGEVES) started its work on Hydrangeas in early May. This 18-month project, financed by the CPVO and conducted in […]

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CTPS ‘Vegetable Species’ Section – 25 March 2022

7/06/2022

At its meeting on 25 March 2022, the CTPS ‘Vegetable Species’ Section validated the proposal for national listing on list […]

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Rapid analytical tools to determine protein content

7/06/2022

For more than 10 years, GEVES (BioGEVES) has been investigating alternative analytical technologies such as near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and […]

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PathoLED: new data available!

7/06/2022

Three years after the PathoLED workshop, the effect of LED lights has been tested on new pathosystems. The data collected […]

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SUCSEED project: After one year, first significant advances towards the identification of bio-inspired seed treatments

7/06/2022

On 5 April, the first SUCSEED annual meeting for research advances was held at the Institut Agro Rennes – Angers. […]

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EU VCU group seminar – 25-27 May 2022

7/06/2022

The fifteenth seminar of the EU-VCU group was organised by CREA in Milan, Italy, from 25 to 27 May 2022. […]

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Visit to the Anjouère station for CPVO seminar on 28 April

7/06/2022

The CPVO organised a European seminar on 28 April 2022 with the theme “Plant Variety Protection: the path towards more […]

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Visit from President of German Examination Office Bundessortenamt

7/06/2022

GEVES was delighted to receive Elmar Pfülb, President of the German Examination Office Bundessortenamt, on 28 and 29 April 2022. […]

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EU Chief Plant Health Officers visit GEVES

7/06/2022

In light of the French Presidency of the EU Council, the French Ministry of Agriculture organised a meeting of the […]

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GEVES at International Horticultural Congress IHC 2022

7/04/2022

GEVES will participate in the IHC 2022 international congress. It will give several oral and poster presentations. See here the […]

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Tools for distinguishing sunflower varieties against Orobanche cumana

5/04/2022

Orobanche cumana, also known as broomrape, is a parasitic plant that attaches itself to the roots of its host, in […]

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Seed pathway of pest dissemination in forest trees: their identities revealed!

5/04/2022

Since 2018, the ISTA Reference Pest List project aims to revise the repertoire of seed-borne pests in about 50 non-vegetable […]

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Fusarium lettuce wilting: validation of a new race for harmonised use by the industry

5/04/2022

Lettuce wilting is an important disease in production areas. Race 1 is presently used in DUS, and in 2016, a […]

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Webinar “Highlights on seedborne pathogens” – 29 April 2022

5/04/2022

Seedborne pathogen contamination is an important issue for seed quality. Considerable damage can be produced in the following crop, and […]

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« Seed Health Online Training » organised by ISTA Seed Health Committee (SHC)

5/04/2022

The ISTA Seed Health Committee (SHC) organised a Seed Health Online training on 18th and 25th February 2022. More than […]

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CPVO – GEVES Annual Meeting – 2022

5/04/2022

In 2021, GEVES conducted 18% of the plant variety tests (DUS) which formed the basis for an EU plant variety […]

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Belgian examination office visit to GEVES

5/04/2022

Within the framework of the collaboration between examination offices and sharing of experiences, two experts from the Belgian examination office, […]

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Bilateral agreement with Italy for Cynara DUS (artichokes & cardoons)

5/04/2022

In February 2022, a new international DUS cooperation agreement  was signed between GEVES and the Italian examination office CREA DC […]

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Study on variety resistance to black rust and its prevalent races in the EU

5/04/2022

Black stem rust is a very old disease caused by the fungus Puccinia graminis. An early attack can cause considerable […]

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News from the CTPS Flax and Hemp Section – January 2022

8/03/2022

At its meeting on 20 January 2022, the CTPS Flax and Hemp Section proposed 3 hemp varieties for inclusion in […]

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News from the January 2022 Maize and Sorghum Section

8/03/2022

At its meeting on 14 January, the CTPS Maize and Sorghum Section studied the conclusions of tests conducted on maize […]

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Happy Birthday to INOV which is celebrating its 10th anniversary!

8/03/2022

INOV was created by the French law n° 2011-1843 of 8 December 2011 on plant variety protection rights. Following the […]

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Renovation of germination laboratory complete! 

8/03/2022

Construction works in the laboratory were completed mid-January 2022. The germination testing teams for small seeds are now equipped with […]

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Renewal of GEVES COFRAC accreditation

8/03/2022

The COFRAC accreditation of GEVES (tests, n°1-1316 and 1-6176, list of sites and scopes available on www.cofrac.fr) has been renewed […]

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New DUS protocol for stevia

8/03/2022

In recent years, GEVES has received several applications for stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) variety protection. This plant, which originates from […]

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New Notification Procedure for Organic Heterogenous Materiel

8/03/2022

As of 1 January 2022, regulation (EU) 2018/848 on organic production allows the marketing of a new type of plant […]

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Varmaïs website updated with results of new listed varieties

8/03/2022

Since its launch on 10 September 2021, the Varmaïs website, the reference for maize variety evaluation, has been regularly updated. […]

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GEVES services 2022: catalogues now available!

1/02/2022

We are you pleased to inform you that our list of services is now available: https://www.geves.fr/geves-services/. This year we have […]

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News from the CTPS Vegetable Species Section – December 2021

1/02/2022

At its meeting on 13 December 2021, the CTPS ‘Vegetable Species’ Section proposed the national listing of almost 190 varieties […]

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Developing a strategy to apply SNP molecular markers in winter oilseed rape DUS testing

1/02/2022

Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is the second most produced oilseed crop in the world and its cultivation is constantly increasing. […]

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Harmorescoll: a project to share reference material for resistance testing

1/02/2022

Harmorescoll aims to improve the availability of reference material (controls, differential hosts, isolates) in DUS resistance testing. Once a year, […]

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Publication of the CTPS Scientific Committee report “Which varieties for agroecology?”

1/02/2022

The CTPS Scientific Committee’s referral report on variety testing for agroecology has just been published. Based on scientific and technical […]

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Conference: Plant health, essential for the agricultural transition towards agroecology

1/02/2022

For the 2022 edition of the SIVAL trade fair, GEVES is organising a conference on the theme “Plant health, essential […]

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SIVAL 15-17 March 2022

1/02/2022

Following the postponement of SIVAL in January due to the Covid-19 situation, the 2022 edition will be held in Angers […]

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50 years of GEVES & the French Ministry of Agriculture

31/01/2022

Bruno Ferreira, Director General for Food   1 January 2022 marked a key moment for our country, which will take […]

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50 years of GEVES & INRAE: building a common vision

28/01/2022

Patrick FLAMMARION, Director General for Expertise and Public Policy Support – INRAE / Chairman of the GEVES Administrative Council Christian […]

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SEMAE & GEVES, 50 years of collaboration and ambition!

28/01/2022

Jean-Marc BOURNIGAL, Director of the SEMAE group Anne-Laure FONDEUR, Director of Quality and Official Seed Control, SEMAE   GEVES has […]

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News from the CTPS Protein Crops Section

6/01/2022

At its meeting on 10 November, the CTPS Protein Crops Section proposed 22 new varieties for registration in the Official […]

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NRL for Plant Health proactive for ISTA rules

4/01/2022

The pathology laboratory has validated a new disposable container (fig. 1) which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination as well as […]

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NRL Seeds: 49 new seed quality testing methods formalised

4/01/2022

In December 2021, the French Ministry of Agriculture officialised 49 new seed quality testing methods, bringing the total number to […]

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New method available for SE-PCR detection of Acidovorax citrulli in cucurbit seeds

4/01/2022

The GEVES now offers a high-throughput rapid SE-PCR testing service for the detection of Acidovorax citrulli in melon, watermelon, and […]

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News from the CTPS Fruit Section – October 2021

7/12/2021

At its meeting on 21 October, the Section reviewed the results of the fruit certification campaign, the “Pear Decline” management […]

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Seed germination phenotyping in controlled conditions to measure genetic diversity and address climate change: ISTA/ISSS WEBINAR 15/12/2021

6/12/2021

GEVES is delighted to be participating in this jointly organised webinar with ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) and ISSS (International […]

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Paleohistology of the Cretaceous resin-producing conifer Geinitzia reichenbachii using X-ray synchrotron microtomography

6/12/2021

Our knowledge of flora from the Upper Cretaceous (100 to 66 million years ago) is still very limited. However, palaeontologists […]

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Annual meeting of the European VCU group

30/11/2021

The 14th seminar of the European VCU group brought together VCU experts from 22 examination offices in September. The meeting […]

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ToBRFV/ tomato-pepper and Aphis gossypii/melon, a CPVO project to propose new DUS protocols

30/11/2021

At the end of October, the president of CPVO validated co-funding for the project:  “Updating DUS resistance tests according to […]

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What new epidemiological knowledge do we have about wheat rusts in the H2020 Rustwatch project?

30/11/2021

H2020 RustWatch is a 4-year European project, led by the University of Aarhus in Denmark, which aims to develop a […]

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New CTPS Technical Questionnaires for 9 vegetable species harmonised with those of the CPVO

26/11/2021

In collaboration with the CPVO, our EU counterparts and breeding institutions, new Technical Questionnaires for national listing via the CTPS […]

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GEVES takes over management of new EU database for melon varieties

22/11/2021

After 3 years of work involving 5 EU Examination Offices including GEVES, a new tool has been created and finalised […]

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Training course: Use of molecular markers in DUS studies

15/11/2021

We regret to inform you that the Workshop “Use of molecular markers in DUS studies” scheduled to take place in […]

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First results of 2021 maize variety trials available on Varmaïs website

9/11/2021

The first provisional summaries of the post-registration network have just been published: https://link.yvoir.fr/T/OFSYS/SM3/1443/2/S/F/17265517/2989655/ydCpwIJN.html It is also possible to consult the […]

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ISPM 38: Reflection on the international movement of seeds

9/11/2021

In the framework of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures n°38  “ISPM 38 “International movement of seeds”, the IPPC (International […]

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Old vegetable varieties: a joint GEVES/SEMAE day to promote their maintenance

8/11/2021

On 29 September, at the GEVES Brion station, representatives from seed companies involved in the maintenance and distribution of old […]

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Launch of new Seeds and Plants for Sustainable Agriculture plan (SPAD): a new version of the plan for agro-ecology, climate change adaptation and food sovereignty

8/11/2021

On 8 November 2021, the Minister of Agriculture and Food announced the new plan “Seeds and Plants for Sustainable Agriculture” […]

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The germination laboratory begins its R&D season with the honours of the French Academy of Agriculture

8/11/2021

The laboratory has been collaborating for a long time on research projects in partnership on the physiological quality of seeds.  […]

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News from the CTPS “Ornamental, Perfume, Aromatic & Medicinal Plants” section

26/10/2021

The ‘Ornamental, Perfume, Aromatic & Medicinal Plants’ section (POPAM) was held on 8 October at GEVES in Brion.  The section […]

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Renovation works in the Germination Laboratory

26/10/2021

The construction works wonctinue to improve health and safety conditions in the Germination laboratory. Following the renovation of the laboratory […]

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The first years of French protection by the plant variety certificate: a new book to celebrate INOV’s 50 year anniversary

25/10/2021

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of plant variety protection in France, and on the occasion of the 50th […]

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The Onion Cooperation Network holds its first General Assembly 

25/10/2021

Although many meetings were already held during the creation phase of the network, on 12 October 2021 the first General […]

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Optimising the variety collection for planting trials: final meeting of the CPVO SNP rapeseed project

4/10/2021

The final meeting of the SNP oilseed rape project, co-funded by the CPVO and coordinated by GEVES, was held by […]

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Exchange with Eco-PB on organic varieties

30/09/2021

At the invitation of Eco-PB (European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding), GEVES was invited on 6 September to meet with […]

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A great success for the 18th GEVES Lab Open Days!

30/09/2021

For this 18th edition, 100% online for the second year with 76 participants, we also proposed  an online workshop for […]

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The BESTIM mixed technological network: to stimulate plant health

30/09/2021

The joint technological network (RMT) BESTIM, aiming to stimulate plant health based on the concept of agro-ecological immunity, has been […]

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2020 Annual Report available now!

27/09/2021

The GEVES 2020 Annual Report is available to download now in English! With news and information on the 2030 strategy, […]

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Two new plant genetic resources conservation networks created in 2021

7/09/2021

Following the creation of the Lactuca network in 2020, stakeholders have now come together to work on plant genetic resources […]

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Varmaïs: a new website for choosing maize varieties

7/09/2021

GEVES, ARVALIS (French arable crops R&D institute) and UFS (French seed association for seed companies & plant breeders) have joined […]

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Save the date! Training course on 29-31 March 2022: Use of molecular markers in DUS studies

6/09/2021

GEVES is pleased to announce its first training course on the use of molecular markers in official DUS studies. Training […]

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Feedback from the CTPS Cereals Section

6/09/2021

The Cereals Section met on 22 July. On the agenda: validation of the results of ongoing DUS and VCUS studies, […]

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GEVES deploys its work plan for NRL Plant Health

3/09/2021

In October 2020, GEVES was designated NRL for Plant Health on Regulated Non-Quarantine Organisms (RNQ) for seeds matrix, strawberry set, asparagus claws and Allium genus bulbs, by the Ministry of Agriculture. The […]

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ToBRFV: renewal of approval & developments in variety resistance testing

3/09/2021

After more than a year as the only laboratory approved by the Ministry of Agriculture for the detection of ToBRFV […]

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Meeting of CTPS Rapeseed Section – 30/07/2021

3/09/2021

Despite the late harvest of 2021 and the impossibility of proposing the registration of rapeseed varieties in list A of […]

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Modernisation of GEVES’s laboratories

3/09/2021

The customer service and sampling teams are ready to start the 2021-2022 season in optimal conditions! Last December, renovation works […]

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Automated germination monitoring: GEVES partners with ScreenSeed® start-up

2/09/2021

For about 2 years, GEVES has been working with ScreenSeed® to co-develop a method for automated seed germination monitoring. GEVES […]

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Identification of milling wheat using molecular markers

31/08/2021

For the milling industry, wheat varieties and their combinations play a key role in flour quality. It is important to […]

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The national collection of plant genetic resources is growing! 

30/08/2021

Photo: Flowers of cultivated carrot   Accessions of potato, hydrangea and crop wild relatives collected in situ in France have been added to the […]

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Lab Open Days – 16-17 September 2021

30/08/2021

On 16-17 September, GEVES, a national reference laboratory for seeds, is organising the 18th edition of its Lab Open Days […]

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Change of President at GEVES: Patrick Flammarion succeeds Christian Huyghe

6/07/2021

Photo: from left to right: Christian Huyghe, Alain Tridon, Patrick Flammarion On 6 July 2021, the GEVES Board of Directors […]

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A new race of Bremia lactucae (Bl: 37EU) 

2/07/2021

On 1 June, following the epidemiological study led by IBEB (International Bremia Evaluation Board), the new race of lettuce downy mildew Bremia lactucae Bl: 37EU was […]

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Feedback from the CTPS Plenary Committee

29/06/2021

The CTPS Plenary Committee met on 20 May. The Scientific Committee presented its current work, in response to the referral […]

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News & discussions from the CTPS Vine Section, 23 June 2021

29/06/2021

At its meeting on 23 June, the CTPS Vine Section proposed the listing of four traditional French varieties (Gouais blanc, […]

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IFOAM congress: varieties for organic agriculture

29/06/2021

The Organic World Congress will be held in Rennes from 6-10 September 202. It is organised by IFOAM (International Federation […]

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GEVES & EU examine suitable framework for listing organic varieties

29/06/2021

The new EU Organic Agriculture Regulation adopted in 2018 will be implemented from 2022. The measures introduced by this new […]

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Roses and hydrangeas bloom in the national collection

28/06/2021

Ornamental species led the way in the new introduction procedure initiated in 2018, adding 202 rose and 19 hydrangea resources […]

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From the CTPS Fruit Species Section

10/06/2021

At the meeting of 16 February 2021, the Fruit Species Section proposed for inclusion on list 1 : 6 apricot […]

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Again, a “virtual” ISTA Ordinary General Meeting in 2021

4/06/2021

After a first virtual Ordinary General Meeting in 2020, the one in 2021 replaced the event that should have been […]

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Back from March meeting of the CTPS Vegetable Species Section

3/06/2021

At its meeting on 29 March 2021, the CTPS Vegetable Species Section validated the proposed registration of 6 varieties (cauliflower, […]

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Seed-borne pests in alfalfa: their identity released!

2/04/2021

Important legume crop, alfalfa can be affected by seed-borne pests. A review of the scientific literature identified 15 pests, including […]

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Reference material: a starting point in plant pathology testing

23/03/2021

Confidence in experimental results first depends on the quality of the material used: well characterized pathogen isolates and seed lots […]

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BRASEXPLOR : Genetic diversity in Meditteranean brassic vegetables for sustaining crop production.

26/01/2021

This European funded project has started on September 2020 for three years. It is a consortium joining 12 partners from […]

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25/01/2021

50th Anniversary of the French Plant Variety Right system & 50th Anniversary of France’s accession to UPOV 2021 is a […]

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Dealing with the problem of insects in seed lots: GEVES in action

22/01/2021

The relationship between insect pests and seeds is an increasing problem. The control of these insects is becoming more and […]

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Closing seminar of the PeaMUST project

21/01/2021

Initiated in 2012, the PeaMUST Future Investment Programme funded by ANR over 8 years and piloted by INRAe ended at […]

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Continuation of the series “Modernization of the SNES infrastructure

20/01/2021

Work to modernize the SNES infrastructure continues at the Customer Service and sampling laboratory. Since December 2020, nearly 500m2 of […]

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Scientific expertise and a research project to make varietal innovation a major lever of agroecological transition.

4/12/2020

The plenary Committee of Permanent Technical Committee for Plant Breeding (CTPS) requested his Scientific Committee to bring responses to the […]

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Return of the CTPS Section “Protein crops” from 12/11/2020 : a year rich in number of variety registrations and diversity despite difficult climatic conditions

4/12/2020

The 2019-2020 protein crop season has been complicated, both in climatic and health terms, with production declining at the French […]

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Sugar beet : unprecedented virus yellows expression

3/12/2020

The CTPS “beets and industrial chicory” Section met on October 15, 2020 in a context of unprecedented virus yellows expression […]

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New infrastructures under construction in Brion and Cavaillon stations

3/12/2020

With growing activity at the Brion and Cavaillon stations dedicated to the study of new varieties of vegetable and ornamental […]

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GEVES infrastructure on-going modernisation project – Episode 1

27/11/2020

GEVES has undertaken renovation work to modernise its infrastructures to better respond to evolving needs of regulations and of the […]

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A look back at the technical workshops on Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) held on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2020 organised in the form of webinars.

24/11/2020

On the 22nd and 23rd of October 2020, the first two technical workshops for stakeholders involved in the conservation and […]

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GEVES designated National Reference Laboratory for Plant Health

5/11/2020

In a ministerial decree which will be published shortly in France’s Official Journal, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food has […]

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GEVES reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by 12% between 2016 and 2019!

3/11/2020

The law of 12 July 2010 on France’s commitment to the environment requires certain companies to carry out a greenhouse […]

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CTPS Fruit Crop Meeting

29/10/2020

At the latest meeting of the CTPS Fruit Crops Section,  discussions  largely focused on two new EU regulations: the Plant […]

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Biocontrol and seeds: GEVES at ABIM 2020

29/10/2020

This year, due to the difficulties linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, ABIM, the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, was held from […]

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EU DUS experts for ornamental plants meet with CPVO

29/10/2020

On 8-9 October 2020, the CPVO organised the annual meeting of ornamental plant experts from 8 DUS examination offices with breeder representatives (CIOPORA […]

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RustWatch: A European early-warning system for wheat rust diseases

29/10/2020

The EU H2020 RustWatch programme ‘A European early-warning system for wheat rust diseases’ held its annual mid-term meeting on 5-7 […]

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EU DUS experts for agricultural plants meet with CPVO 

27/10/2020

European DUS experts on agricultural plants met with the CPVO in October, via videoconference, to discuss protocols and harmonisation of […]

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IP Key online technical training for Chinese experts

27/10/2020

GEVES was asked by the EU IP Key programme to contribute to a virtual DUS training for Chinese experts. On […]

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Maize and Sorghum CTPS Section meeting, 29 September 2020

5/10/2020

At its remote meeting on 29/09, the Maize and Sorghum CTPS Section was pleased to note an increase in the […]

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Sucseed and Mobidiv: Towards pesticide-free agriculture

5/10/2020

In the frame of Priority Research Program ” Growing and protecting crops differently “, GEVES is a partner in 2 […]

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Botany at the heart of the physical analysis laboratory

2/10/2020

Botany is defined as the science devoted to the study of plants. Therefore, it covers different disciplines, including taxonomy, systematics […]

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UPOV Working Group on Automation and Computer Programs (TWC): September 21-23

2/10/2020

As with many meetings in 2020, the 38th session of the TWC was held in videoconference. Despite this, the meeting […]

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UPOV BMT Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques: 23-25 September 2020

1/10/2020

A hundred participants, representing forty countries and organisations, met on 23-25 September for the 19th BMT (Working Group on Biochemical […]

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Walnuts from every angle: phenotyping by 3D Tomography

1/10/2020

Fruits of temperate areas, walnuts too bear the impact of the climate change. In this context, walnuts producers need to […]

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GEVES’s Lab Open Days go virtual for first time   

1/10/2020

As a National Reference Laboratory for seeds and seedlings, we were committed to maintaining our annual meeting with recognised laboratories, […]

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End to national listing of varieties in the public domain for amateur use: what exactly is the situation?

4/09/2020

Law n° 2020-699 of 10 June 2020 relating to the transparency of information on agricultural and food products means it […]

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Resistance testing of sugar beet varieties to yellowing viruses at GEVES 

4/09/2020

Yellowing viruses are a major issue for sugar beet crop yields. The search for varieties with resistance to yellowing viruses […]

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Changes in regulations for national listing of common wheat varieties intended for Organic Agriculture

4/09/2020

At its meeting on 23 July, the CTPS cereals group validated changes in the VCUS testing procedure for new varieties […]

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News from the CTPS Rapeseed and other Cruciferous Plants Section of 31/07/20: testing methods adjusted due to COVID-19 and 9 varieties proposed for registration

3/09/2020

Despite a complicated 2019-20 campaign in terms of both climate and sanitary conditions for GEVES staff due to COVID-19, the […]

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Names of varieties & labels: GEVES and INAO pool resources to enhance the value of plant varieties and sectors

1/09/2020

Geographical labels that promote the value of regions and human skills are developing rapidly. Short chains can be favoured, as […]

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Soybean and sunflower double-cropping: a key role in promoting agroecology

1/09/2020

At the beginning of 2020, the INRAe Experimental Unit for Field Crops of Auzeville (UE GCA), in collaboration with stakeholders […]

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News from the Grapevine Section of the CTPS

1/09/2020

At a virtual meeting on 9 July 2020, the Grapevine Section of the CTPS:  – Submitted the Enfariné noir variety […]

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OPTIPLASM: progress in research project on rapeseed clubroot   

1/09/2020

As part of its variety testing activities prior to national listing, GEVES evaluates the resistance of rapeseed to clubroot. This […]

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Plant Health Regulation: what are the implications for sending plant material to GEVES?

7/07/2020

GEVES receives seed and seedling lots in order to carry out DUS and VCUS testing, varietal controls, seed analyses, and […]

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A new version of our online test request website: DSN

3/07/2020

We are pleased to announce that a new version of DSN, our website for requesting tests online and participating in […]

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UPOV Working Party for Agricultural Crops (TWA): June 22-26, 2020, videoconference  

3/07/2020

For its 49th edition, the UPOV Working Group for Agricultural Crops was originally intended to be hosted by the Canadian Office in Saskatoon. Due to the Coronavirus health crisis, the week-long meeting was held by videoconference, for which more than 100 experts were registered representing more than 30 countries and […]

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Harmores 3 Project: 6 new protocols for evaluating disease resistance adopted by CPVO 

3/07/2020

The Harmores 3 project was funded by the CPVO and piloted by GEVES in collaboration with representatives from 7 examination offices, 9 […]

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INVITE: GEVES’s work on phenotyping

30/06/2020

The H2020 “INVITE” project for “INnovations in plant VarIety Testing in Europe” officially kicked off on 8 July 2019. This […]

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A « virtual » general meeting for ISTA this year

30/06/2020

The ISTA Ordinary General Meeting, initially planned for May in Verona, had to adapt to a new format due to […]

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Annual UPOV Vegetables Working Group: 30 countries present in virtual mode

30/06/2020

The TWV54 (UPOV Vegetables Working Group – 54th Edition), originally planned to take place in Brasilia, was held from May […]

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TWO Videoconference: “Good morning, good afternoon, good evening!”

30/06/2020

“Good morning, good afternoon, good evening!” was the new meeting routine for this 52nd UPOV TWO (Technical working group for […]

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New position paper on seeds and biocontrol: collective work for bold projects

30/06/2020

Following the success of the scientific workshop « Seeds and Biocontrol: solutions for tomorrow’s agricultures » organised in Paris on 2 […]

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2019 Annual Report available now!

9/06/2020

GEVES is pleased to present its Annual Report for the year 2019! Click here to learn more about our news, […]

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Support funds for plant genetic resources maintained in situ and collections 2019 – selected projects

2/06/2020

The call for applications for PGR maintained in situ and PGR ex situ collections was launched in November 2019. This call […]

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Evaluating the resistance of varieties listed in France: promoting plant health by helping to reduce the use of phytosanitary products

2/06/2020

Pests (diseases, insects or weeds) are living organisms that can cause the following damage to crops :   Yield loss due to disease or competition from weeds,   […]

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Harmorescoll aims to create a harmonised collection of reference material

7/05/2020

In Europe, disease resistances are commonly used as defining characteristics of new varieties, particularly in the vegetable sector. The Community […]

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Sending ornamental plant material to GEVES? Remember the plant passport!

2/04/2020

Are you sending plant material to GEVES? Let’s take a look at the checklist beforehand: Each plant is clearly and […]

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

19/03/2020

In view of the French government’s lockdown measures relating to COVID-19, GEVES’s activities have been significantly altered and our staff […]

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Promotion of GAIA, a variety comparison tool developed by GEVES, in Latin America

13/03/2020

IP KEY Latin America in collaboration with the CPVO, UPOV and SENADI (National Service of Intellectual Rights in Ecuador) aim […]

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GEVES leads a round table at the Seed Quality Management Seminar in Bangkok

13/03/2020

The first collaboration between ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) and APSA (Asia and Pacific Seed Association) received more than 95% […]

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Can a variety be heterogeneous? 

9/03/2020

Seed regulations are based on the description and distinction of varieties stable over time to guarantee fair trade. Uniformity is […]

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First official recognitions as “collection curators” for plant genetic resources for agriculture and food !

9/03/2020

Three collection managers have obtained an official recognition as “collection curator” for plant genetic resources for agriculture and food other […]

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Detection of the tomato virus ToBRFV: GEVES only authorised laboratory in France

6/03/2020

The BioGEVES and Pathology laboratories prepared for the new quarantine regulations introduced for this emerging tomato pathogen: trials were carried […]

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TWF (Technical Working Party for Fruit Species) UPOV 2020

6/03/2020

Waiting for UPOV Fruit working group in Provence  GEVES will organise the 51st Technical Working Party for Fruit Species (TWF) […]

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GEVES at SIVAL Trade Fair 2020

11/02/2020

GEVES was present at the SIVAL trade fair on 14-15-16 January 2020 in Angers with two stands: – a “Research-Training-Innovation” […]

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2020 GEVES price list is now available !

15/01/2020

We invite you to consult the 2020 GEVES price list under the “Our services” tab.   This year, we have […]

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IPM 2020

31/12/2019
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SIVAL

31/12/2019
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Eligibility rules for Maize VCUS: two major developments  

21/11/2019

On October 9, the CTPS Maize and Sorghum Section validated major changes in the VCUS evaluation rules for maize varieties. […]

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BMT UPOV Meeting 2019

19/11/2019

GEVES participated to the annual meeting of UPOV on the use of Biochemical and Molecular Techniques for DUS held in […]

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A bouquet of new CPVO entrustments

19/11/2019

GEVES has been  entrusted by the CPVO for a new bouquet of ornamental species! GEVES is now entrusted for over […]

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16th Lab Open Days – 19-20 September 2019

19/11/2019

How do we manage metrology in a seed quality analysis laboratory? It’s an important question, which was addressed at the […]

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IP Key China: Maize DUS training

19/11/2019

A Chinese delegation was welcomed at the GEVES Magneraud Unit from 16-27 September for a training course in DUS maize. […]

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INOV OFFICIAL GAZETTE

19/11/2019

Why is it published?  To inform third parties of new applications for protection, the granting of titles, denominations, and any […]

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Harmores 3 Project: 6 new protocols for evaluating disease resistance

19/11/2019

The Harmores 3 project was funded by the CPVO and piloted by GEVES in collaboration with representatives from 7 examination […]

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17th International EUCARPIA Meeting on Genetics and Breeding of Capsicum and Eggplant 

19/11/2019

For the 17th Eucarpia meeting on capiscum and eggplant which took place this year in Avignon, the Cavaillon unit welcomed […]

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New quality classes for durum wheat to meet sector needs

19/11/2019

On 25th July 2019, the cereals section of the CTPS adopted a new national list regulation for durum wheat, applicable […]

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An epidemiological monitoring platform in Europe for cereal rusts

18/11/2019

The European H2020 Rustwatch project began on 1 May 2018 for a period of 4 years. Its objective is to […]

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Adapting old vegetable varieties to new modern production conditions

18/11/2019

For old varieties known before 1970 mainly of cross-pollinated species, Directive 2002/55/EC and the previous Directive of 1970 on the […]

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Seed germination and vigour testing for 5 vegetable crops

18/11/2019

An international 2-year project involving Japan and France  The VIGERM project is funded by ISTA and involves 3 technical committees: […]

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Participation in EU Network of GMO Laboratories

18/11/2019

GEVES provides a GMO detection and quantification testing service for the French Ministry of Agriculture as part of their official […]

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UPOV TWC meeting 2019

18/11/2019

Hangzhou, capital of the Zehjiang province, is a thousand-year-old city renowned for its historical sites, silk and especially its tea […]

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Seeds and Biocontrol Workshop

18/11/2019

On 2nd October, the Seeds and Biocontrol scientific workshop was held in Paris with the theme “What solutions for the […]

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OAPI aims to boost plant variety rights

18/11/2019

The African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) is an intergovernmental organisation covering the territory of 17 member states. One of its missions […]

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GEVES Annual Report 2018 now available

12/09/2019

We are pleased to present our annual report for 2018. Click on the images below to explore our activities:   […]

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Alain TRIDON, New CEO of GEVES

19/07/2019

Alain TRIDON joined GEVES on 1 July 2019, succeeding Arnaud DELTOUR as CEO following the Administrative Council of 11 July […]

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Temporary experiment to improve understanding of heterogenous populations

10/07/2019

In order to provide a legal framework for the marketing of heterogeneous populations, the European Union published an implementing decision […]

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GEVES contributes strongly at ISTA 32nd Seed Congress in Hyderabad, India

9/07/2019

The 32nd ISTA Seed Congress in Hyderabad, India was very successful with more than 500 participants from 60 countries. They […]

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CPVO Harmores 3 final meeting

28/06/2019

In recent years many new varieties have developed with intermediate resistance. The objective of the Harmores 3 project was to […]

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New VCU experimental system for national listing of common winter wheat varieties

28/06/2019

As from August 2019, breeders will have the choice between three experimental networks instead of two for the registration of […]

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CTPS Plenary Committee: a time for assessment

28/06/2019

Gathered on May 23rd, the Plenary Committee of the CTPS shared some of the milestones of its 2014-2019 term, guided by […]

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Resistance of varieties to pests: The ISF DRT group in action

28/06/2019

The Disease Resistance Terminology (DRT) group of the International Seed Federation (ISF), chaired by Valérie Grimault, the director of the […]

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PathoLED workshop: light sources & plant pathology test outcomes

28/06/2019

On 14 May, GEVES organised the international PathoLED workshop. The event brought together 97 people from 6 EU countries to […]

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53rd edition of TWV UPOV (working group for vegetables)

28/06/2019

For its 53rd edition, the meeting of the UPOV Technical Working Group on Vegetables (TWV) was hosted by the Korea […]

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Common bunt test and perspectives

28/06/2019

Carie ABBLE project : Development of an early resistance test for common bunt and better knowledge of virulences in France. […]

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7th edition of the Graines conference in Angers

28/06/2019

More than 120 participants attended the 7th edition of the Graines conference, back in Angers after the first edition in […]

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Temporary experiment to improve understanding of heterogenous populations

28/06/2019

In order to provide a legal framework for the marketing of heterogeneous populations, the European Union published an implementing decision […]

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Recognition of GEVES’s activities in 2019!

28/06/2019

Recognition by external organisations (ISTA, CPVO, AFNOR, COFRAC) allows us to demonstrate the quality of our work carried out within […]

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Support funds for plant genetic resources maintained in situ and collections 2018/2 – Selected projects

21/06/2019

The call for applications for PGR maintained in situ and PGR collections was launched in September 2018. This joint call […]

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National survey: Inventory of stakeholders, collections and activities in plant genetic resources for food and agriculture

21/06/2019

As part of its participation in the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) and the International […]

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“Are you a top SEED?” game available online!

19/03/2019

GEVES has created an all-new game based around photos of seeds from the I.D.SEED tool. I.D.SEED was developed by the […]

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A new tool in the pathology laboratory

11/03/2019

The TSW (thousand seed weight) is the starting point for pathology testing as it conditions the weight of the sub-samples […]

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Ditylenchus dipsaci: increased capacity and quicker results

11/03/2019

In its role of supporting the sector, GEVES is proposing a novel high throughput method for the detection of Ditylenchus […]

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DonObt: A test year for maize in 2019

11/03/2019

The DonObt project, which studies how to use breeders’ data to accelerate registration and improve user information, is nearing completion […]

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GEVES at annual meeting of ISTA Executive Committee – Freising, Germany

11/03/2019

On 9-16 February, GEVES participated in the annual Executive Committee (ECOM) meeting of ISTA. It was hosted by the Bayerische […]

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GREEN, GREAT, GORGEOUS!

11/03/2019

The slogan for the 2019 edition of IPM has never described the world’s leading horticultural exhibition! For the fourth year […]

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First conference for stakeholders involved in conservation and promotion of cultivated plant genetic resources and their crop wild relatives

11/03/2019

On 29 November 2018, a little over a hundred people came together to discuss issues related to the management and […]

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CTPS Inter-sectional Committee for Organic Farming

11/03/2019

The CTPS Inter-sectional Committee for Organic Farming participated in the “2nd meeting for organic agricultural crops” organised by ITAB, Arvalis […]

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A new scientific policy at GEVES

11/03/2019

Research at GEVES for the 2018-2022 period will focus on the evaluation of variety performance, variety description and characterisation, and […]

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ASEEDS: protecting wheat and maize crops sustainably

11/03/2019

An ambitious collaborative project  Aseeds for alternative seeds aims to find natural products to protect cereals against seed borne diseases […]

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New registration rules for French sunflower catalogue

11/03/2019

The sunflower market has undergone significant changes: the market has shifted towards eastern Europe, there is greater segmentation between sunflower […]

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Organic growing media soon to be used for germination tests on Soybean and Bean?

8/03/2019

The methods currently prescribed by ISTA for the germination tests of these two species use blotting paper or sand as […]

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“Plant and Animal Genome” Conference

8/03/2019

The 27th International Plant and Animal Genome Conference was held from 12-16 January in San Diego, California, USA. This conference […]

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GEVES contributes to ISTA reference document on GMO detection

8/03/2019

As co-pilot of the project, BioGEVES participated in a 4-day meeting devoted to writing a Handbook on GMO detection in […]

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32nd ISTA Congress, Hyderabad, INDIA

8/03/2019

GEVES will participate in the 32nd ISTA Congress in Hyderabad, India. It will present 2 posters and 4 lectures at the […]

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GEVES ready as H2020 INVITE project kicks off!

8/03/2019

The H2020 INVITE* project aims to improve both the efficiency of variety testing (DUS, VCU) and the availability of information […]

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Pigeons revive interest in pea varieties!

8/03/2019

Tannin-rich pea varieties, which for a long time have not been seen in protein pea breeding programs, are making a […]

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Predicting germination with an early radicle emergence count

5/03/2019

An international working group with 10 laboratories  The Seed Science Advisory Group of ISTA has created a working group with […]

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KIA ORA !

4/03/2019

For its 51st edition, the meeting of the UPOV Technical Working Party for Ornamental (TWO) was hosted by the PVRO/IPONZ […]

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20 new botanical genera for Ornamental, Perfume, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

4/03/2019

For GEVES’s 2019 testing year,  it will be examining 20 new botanical genera which account for 45% of applications received […]

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GEVES at IPM 2019 in Messe Essen, Germany

22/01/2019

For the 2019 edition of the IPM trade fair, GEVES’s ornamental plant teams will be present from 22-25 January at […]

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SIVAL Conference: How GEVES participates through its missions in rethinking farming for tomorrow

29/11/2018

GEVES will be present at the SIVAL tradeshow in the Research-Training-Innovation area alongside INRA, Agro-Campus Ouest, University of Angers, ESA, Objectif Végétal […]

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GEVES Annual Report 2017 Published

26/11/2018

We are pleased to present this year’s annual report which provides an overview of the actions and events of 2017 […]

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We want your feedback!

26/11/2018

One year after the launch of the NEW GEVES WEBSITE we would like to collect feedback on your satisfaction to […]

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GEVES info: the third issue of our newsletter is out now!

23/11/2018

The third issue of our newsletter “GEVES info” is out now! In this latest issue, get the latest news on […]

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PathoLED Workshop

13/11/2018

Are you working on plant pathology in controlled conditions? Then you will be affected by the announced ban on neon […]

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News from the CTPS Sections and Commissions – October 2018

8/11/2018

FRUIT: Fruit variety registration: Here we go! To be marketed in the European Union, fruit varieties of species regulated by Directive […]

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Change of person of the applicant, holder, or licensee: what steps should be taken?

30/10/2018

A plant variety right is a title that lives, that is valued, that defends itself against acts of counterfeiting, that […]

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Selected projects from the Call for Applications 2018: “Support for plant genetic resources collections”

30/10/2018

This call for applications, launched in February 2018, aims to support threatened collections and improve conservation conditions and characterisation of […]

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Successful discussions on the management of old vegetables varieties on 27/09

29/10/2018

On 27/09, economic and institutional stakeholders met to review the regulatory components for marketing old vegetable varieties via lists a, […]

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New Organic Farming Regulation

29/10/2018

The new regulation 2018/848 on organic production and labelling of organic products was published on 30 May, and will enter […]

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Regulatory Update on New Breeding Techniques

29/10/2018

On 25 July 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered its judgment in response to a preliminary […]

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Exchanges and visits with the SOC

26/10/2018

This autumn, at the request of ASFIS (French Association for the Professional Training of Seed Sector Professionals), SNES organised two […]

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12 projects selected from the 2018 CASDAR “Seeds and Plant Breeding” Call for Projects

26/10/2018

The aim of the CASDAR “Seeds and plant breeding” call for projects in 2018 was to invite actors in the […]

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12th annual seminar of VCUS experts from European Offices

26/10/2018

 On 26-28 June, the Belgian offices (ILVO and CRA-W) organised the annual meeting of VCUS experts from 17 European examination […]

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15th Lab Open Days for Seed Quality Testing

26/10/2018

With nearly 80 participants, the 2018 edition of the Lab Open Days was a successful occasion. The SNES, NRL Seeds, […]

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BMT17 in Montevideo

25/10/2018

The 17th session of the BMT was held in Montevideo (Uruguay) from 10 to 13 September. This meeting, now an […]

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GEVES at ISHI-Veg, Strasbourg 2018

19/10/2018

GEVES participated in the last ISHI-Veg meeting organised by the UFS and the ISF in Strasbourg, France. GEVES representatives are […]

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Free access to I.D.SEED® database

19/10/2018

GEVES is pleased to announce the open access to its I.D.SEED® database! This unique tool helps you to identify seeds […]

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Ready, Steady,…Germinate!

15/10/2018

Why monitor germination rate? Seed deterioration occurring during seed maturation on the mother plant, after harvest, or during storage is […]

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GEVES participation in the ISTA Seed Health Committee Symposium in Poznan (Poland)

12/10/2018

GEVES is actively involved in ISTA and its technical committees for the development and validation of seed evaluation methods. The […]

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GEVES info n°2

9/07/2018

The second issue of GEVES info, our quarterly online newsletter, is out now! In this new issue, you can discover […]

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Tribute to Joel GUIARD

3/07/2018

We would like to pay tribute to Joël Guiard who passed away on June 23th, 2018. Joël Guiard spent his […]

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In 2018, the quality of GEVES’s activities is still recognised!

28/06/2018

Maintaining recognition from external organisations (ISTA, OCVV, AFNOR, COFRAC) enables us to demonstrate the quality of GEVES’s activities. The beginning […]

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GEVES at the ISTA Annual Ordinary General Meeting in Sapporo (Japan) 2018, June 11-15

27/06/2018

The ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) Annual Ordinary General Meeting was held in Sapporo, Japan, from 11-15 June 2018. Thirty-nine […]

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GEVES joins Biocontrol Consortium!

27/06/2018

GEVES, in the quality of affiliate of INRA,  has joined the Biocontrol Consortium, a public-private Research – Development – Innovation […]

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Developing a European early-warning system for wheat rust diseases

27/06/2018

Launch in May 2018 of the European H2020 RustWatch program on wheat rust prevention and control   Three rust diseases have […]

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Ornemental Expert Meeting in Budapest !

27/06/2018

On 29 and 30 May 2018, the CPVO organised the annual meeting of ornamental plant experts in Budapest at the […]

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Dityluz: Development of tools for the detection and viability testing of stem nematode, Ditylenchus dipsaci, on alfalfa seeds (Medicago sativa L.). Development and assessment of a pest threshold

26/06/2018

GEVES has implemented novel test methods for real-time PCR detection of Ditylenchus dipsaci as well as for confirming viability of […]

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GEVES Scientific Committee meeting at Anjouère station near Angers

26/06/2018

On Tuesday 19th June, GEVES’s scientific committee met at the Anjouère experimental station. The committee is made up of scientists […]

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47th Session of the UPOV Working Party on Agricultural Plants (TWA) – May 21-25, 2018, Naivasha, Kenya

26/06/2018

For its 47th edition, the UPOV Working Group on Agricultural Plants was hosted by KEPHIS (Kenya Plant Variety Protection, Certification […]

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Can seed be a pathway for pests? – An update of the ISTA annotated list of seed-borne diseases

26/06/2018

Safeguarding seed health is critical in avoiding the trade-related spread of pests. A seed-borne pest is one carried by seeds […]

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Registration open for 1st meeting of stakeholders involved in PGR conservation

22/06/2018

We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open for the 1st meeting for all stakeholders involved in plant […]

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15th lab open days for seed quality testing

21/06/2018

On 20-21 September, GEVES (SNES), National Reference Laboratory for seed quality evaluation in the framework of certification, is organising the […]

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Administrative Council of CPVO meeting at GEVES headquarter in Beaucouzé on March 21, 2018

8/06/2018

Following its meeting in Angers, the Administrative Council of CPVO (Community Plant Variety Office) was invited by Arnaud Deltour – […]

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15th Steering committee of European cooperative programme for plant genetic resources (ECPGR)

7/06/2018

The fifteenth ECPGR steering committee, organized in collaboration with the Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER (HAO-DEMETER), took place from the 15th to […]

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GEVES info n°1

21/03/2018

GEVES has published the first edition of its newsletter GEVES info, providing readers with information on variety and seed testing, […]

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GEVES joins API-AGRO

11/03/2018

GEVES has just joined API-AGRO, a platform for sharing agricultural and agri-food data: www.api-agro.fr. GEVES will contribute data from its […]

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Official recognition for the managers of plant genetic resources collections for agriculture and food

9/03/2018

In the aim of supporting and enhancing the work of the managers of plant genetic resources collections for agriculture and […]

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Selected projects from the Call for Applications 2017: “Support for plant genetic resources collections”

9/03/2018

This call for applications, launched in September 2017, aims to support threatened collections and also to improve conservation conditions and […]

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Plant & Animal Genome 2018 Conference

9/03/2018

BioGEVES participated in the 26th edition of the Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG) which took place in San Diego […]

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GEVES joins UMT CAPTE! 

9/03/2018

GEVES has officially joined UMT CAPTE. The aim of UMT CAPTE is to develop high technology tools to better characterise […]

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Project: Test of the potential use of SNPs markers on oilseed rape varieties

9/03/2018

On 7 December 2017, the restitution meeting for the SNP oilseed rape pre-project took place. For this project, GEVES collaborated […]

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Workshops for the harmonisation of CPVO resistance tests

9/03/2018

In the framework of the Harmores 3 project (a 3 year project co-funded by the CPVO and coordinated by GEVES) […]

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GEVES: Blooming Ornamental Expertise!

7/03/2018

On 23-26 January, GEVES attended the IPM international fair for horticulture in Essen (Germany). Sharing a common booth with the […]

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Micro-cleaning: helping you define your seed sorting process

6/03/2018

Seed micro-cleaning involves determining the percentage of waste in raw, harvested seed lots. This percentage is obtained by using sorting […]

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BMT UPOV 2017

28/02/2018

Following its meeting in Moscow in 2016, the 16th UPOV Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques (BMT) took place […]

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Call for Applications “Support for Plant Genetic Resources Collections”

2/02/2018

The national coordination was set up by the Ministry of Agriculture and is aimed at all stakeholders involved in the […]

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Brexit: Notice to breeders

25/01/2018

Consequences of Brexit on the marketing of seeds and other propagating material included in the national registry of the United […]

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GEVES at IPM 2018 in Messe Essen, Germany

24/01/2018

For 2018’s edition of the IPM trade fair, GEVES will be present from 23-26 January at Hall 2 Stand 2B23, […]

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3rd edition of the “Céréales!” technical day for cereal laboratories: 12 December 2017

20/12/2017

For its 3rd edition, the “Céréales!” technical day brought together 35 participants from 20 different laboratories as well as inspectors […]

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UPOV BMT Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques: 6-10 November 2017

24/11/2017

GEVES and its BioGEVES laboratory were delighted to host the 16th UPOV Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques (BMT) from […]

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GEVES designated National Reference Laboratory for certification of seeds and propagating material

11/04/2017

Arnaud Deltour, CEO of GEVES, Joël Léchappé, Director of the National Seed Testing Station (SNES), Thibaut Decourcelle, Head of Development […]