Data acquired during registration tests is primarily used to provide the necessary technical information for the decision of registration in the French Catalogue. This data can also be widely used in other contexts. It is also promoted through the Continuum for variety testing and through research projects.
The French catalogue provides a list of registered varieties with administrative data (list, year of registration, breeder, maintainer). On top of this, it provides access to results of the tests carried out to assess the value and description of a variety.
Variety characterisation for vegetable species registered in the Catalogue informs the user about the main characteristics of the variety. In particular:
You can find these descriptions on our website for all varieties registered in the Catalogue:
A variety is evaluated throughout its lifetime, first by plant breeders, in its trial network and other experimental stations, in particular regional stations of the Ctifl.
Then the variety undergoes DUS testing for its registration in the catalogue. Alongside the DUS testing, or post-registration, studies are carried out in order to specify the variety’s characteristics and conditions for growing and use. These studies are carried out by Ctifl UNILEC (for canned vegetables), SONITO (industry tomatoes), regional stations and production groups (e.g. CETA), cooperatives, and industrial users. This assessment is then continued by farmers and end users.
The data acquired by the CTPS offers a wealth of information that can be used to foster knowledge production. It is used by GEVES to calculate the genetic progress brought about by the registration of new varieties.
Posted 02/13/2018 | Last modification 09/20/2018