Variety & Seed Expertise

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National containment : SNES activities reduced

18/03/2020

Due to national containment decision, we are forced to reduce our activities in order to comply with these instructions and […]

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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. Homogeneity is […]

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H2020 INVITE project is “invited” to GEVES!

9/03/2020

On 8 July 2019, the EU H2020 “INVITE” project for “INnovations in plant VarIety Testing in Europe” officially kicked off. […]

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ToBRFV Pathogen Detection

6/03/2020

The Pathology and BioGEVES laboratories worked together on method development and validation to prepare for the new quarantine status of […]

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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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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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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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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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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: […]