The sunflower market has undergone significant changes: the market has shifted towards eastern Europe, there is greater segmentation between sunflower types (oleics/linoleics, herbicide resistance, pest resistance), and breeding projects are increasingly grouped.
In response to market developments in sunflower production across Europe, the CTPS Sunflower Section created a work group in 2016 to review new VATE evaluation methods and develop new technical regulations in line with stakeholder demands.
The CTPS section for Sunflower, Soja and Castor Seed commissioned a thinking group to develop a new regulatory standard that has been in place since 31 January 2019. The modifications mainly concern VCU testing for sunflower varieties.
In addition to these developments, registration fees for the first year have been lowered from 2400€ to 2200€ for linoleic sunflower varieties, and from 2800€ to 2600€ for oleics. For the second year, registration fees have been lowered from 3800€ to 3400€ for linoleic varieties and from 4200€ to 3800€ for oleic varieties.
Posted 03/11/2019 | Last modification 03/21/2019