Variety & Seed Expertise

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: […]