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25/09/2023 -

CPVO DUS experts for fruit species meet at Zaragoza

The annual meeting of the european DUS experts for fruits species, organized by CPVO for its examination offices, was held[...]
22/09/2023 -

Digital PCR in the GEVES laboratories

GEVES in Beaucouzé has recently acquired a digital PCR (dPCR). This machine can analyseeach sample in 26 000 individual PCR[...]
12/09/2023 -

ISSS Conference (International Seed Science Society), Paris - July 2023

This international conference on the stakes of seed science in a changing world was attended by 250 people. The conference[...]

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Variety and Seed Study and Control Group

GEVES is a public interest group, a unique official organisation in France providing expertise on new varieties and seed quality testing. It is founded from three partner organisations: INRAE, the Ministry of Agriculture, and Semae.

Seed analyses / year
Variety applications studied / year
Varieties registered in the Official French Catalogue

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