The EVA Carrot network is one of three vegetable networks currently functional within EVA. It builds on the experience and expertise of the ECPGR Umbellifer Crops Working Group and the French Daucus network, a successful public private partnership aimed at preservation and use of local carrot genetic resources.
Within the EVA network, carrot accessions from genebanks across Europe will be genotyped and evaluated in laboratory and field trials for a number of traits of interest for carrot breeding, including agronomic and quality characteristics as well as resistance or tolerance to important pests affecting carrot production. Network partners provide their complementary expertise and capacity and together generate datasets that will help identify interesting materials among the evaluated accessions to be included in future breeding activities.
|1||France||Takii France SA, Eyragues|
|2||France||OBS Innovation, Plougoulm|
|3||France||Vilmorin & Cie, La Ménitré (France)|
|4||France||Agrocampus Ouest, Angers|
|5||France||Rijk Zwaan France SARL, Aramon|
|6||Germany||Carosem GmbH, Bad Essen|
|7||Germany||Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg|
|8||Netherlands||Nunhems Netherlands B.V., Nunhems|
|10||Portugal||Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.), Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal, Braga|
|11||Portugal||Sementes Vivas, Idanha-a-Nova|
|12||Spain||Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza|
|13||Sweden||Nordic Genetic Resources Centre (NordGen), Alnarp|
|14||United Kingdom||University of Warwick, Warwick CV35 9EF|
The first virtual meeting to substitute for an in-person project meeting originally planned for 13-14 May 2020 in Angers, France, was held on 11 May 2020 on MS Teams. Fourteen project partners joined the online meeting and contributed to animated discussions on how to advance the EVA Carrot project. [more info]