Variety & Seed Expertise

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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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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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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. 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: […]