GEVES conducts field trials for plant variety protection and seed testing across a wide range of ornamental, aromatic and medicinal species.
GEVES, the French examination office, performs Distinction-Uniformity-Stability (DUS) testing that is legally required for the protection of ornamental and aromatic varieties. GEVES receives requests from INOV (French protection), the CPVO (EU protection system) or other EU offices for DUS testing. Candidate varieties are cultivated in open fields or under cover, and compared to well-known varieties in order to guarantee a precise observation of the required criteria.
Ornamental and aromatic DUS at GEVES
GEVES carries out testing at its experimental stations which are representative of different soil and climatic conditions. This way, we can adapt to changes in climate and different genera. These stations are close to the main ornamental production areas in France (Loire Valley, West of France, Mediterranean area) and work in collaboration with the sector and technical institutes.
What is the purpose of providing material to a reference collection?
To maintain an up-to-date reference collection, GEVES regularly asks professionals to provide a small number of plant varieties.
Including your varieties in the reference collection has dual benefits:
In support of the seed sector, the GEVES laboratories have developed a specific set of analyses for ornamental and aromatic seeds:
GEVES supports actors involved in the preservation of plant genetic material and collections. With the aim of creating a dynamic for the conservation of these resources, GEVES contains the National Coordination Structure for cultivated species and their crop wild relatives. Its key actions include:
|DUS trials||Stéphanie Christien – Ornamental and aromatic DUS trials manager: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Plant Genetic Resources||Audrey Didier – National coordinator of the conservation of plant genetic resources: email@example.com|
|Laboratories for seeds sampling, micro-cleaning, germination, physical analysis and seed health:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laboratories for biochemistry and molecular email@example.com|
Posted 01/18/2019 | Last modification 09/27/2019
In view of the French government's lockdown measures relating to COVID-19, GEVES’s activities have been significantly altered and our staff are working from home wherever possible. GEVES is currently maintaining its official missions which cannot be deferred.
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