Wheat and Barley

EVA Wheat & Barley Network

The EVA Wheat and Barley network is the European extension of a successful national evaluation network in Germany (EVA-II), which has been operational since 2001 as a public-private partnership to evaluate wheat and barley accessions in German collections. As the biggest EVA network, EVA Wheat and Barley divides its activities into three geographic zones across Europe (Nordic, Central and South zones) and evaluates spring and winter barley, spring and winter wheat as well as durum wheat accessions, mostly for biotic stress responses in field evaluations.  

Partners in the EVA Wheat and Barley network will also contribute to the Horizon2020 project AGENT (Activated GEnebank NeTwork), which provides funds for a third evaluation cycle until 2024, extending beyond the current project.  

Countries involved

Network Partners

 CompanyGenebankResearch instituteOthersCountryInstitute
1     Bulgaria Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “ Konstantin Malkov”, Sadovo, Plovdiv district
2       Czech Republic Crop Research Institute, Prague
3       Denmark Sejet Plant Breeding, Horsens
4       Denmark Nordic Seed, Galten
5     Estonia Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge (METK), Jõgeva
6       Finland Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd., Jokioinen
7     Finland Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki
8       France Limagrain, Saint Beauzire
9       France RAGT R2N, Rodez
10       Germany Syngenta Seeds GmbH, Bad Salzuflen
11       Germany KWS Lochow GmbH, Bergen
12       Germany Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg
13       Germany Ackermann Saatzucht GmbH & Co. KG, Irlbach
14       Germany Deutsche Saatveredelung AG, Lippstadt
15       Germany Saatzucht Josef Breun GmbH & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach
16       Germany BASF Agricultural Solutions Seed GmbH, Gatersleben
17       Germany Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Pflanzeninnovation e.V, Bonn
18     Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Seeland, OT Gatersleben
19       Germany Saatzucht Streng-Engelen GmbH & Co, Uffenheim
20       Germany W. von Borries-Eckendorf GmbH & Co. KG, Leopoldshoehe
21       Germany Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Freising
22       Iceland Agricultural University of Iceland
23       Italy Semetica s.r.l., Montevarchi, Arezzo
24       Italy AS.A.R. Societa Semplice Agricola Randazzo, Buacina (PA)
25       Italy Fratelli Menzo Sas, Piazza Armerina
26       Italy Società Produttori Sementi - SYNGENTA, Argelato (Bologna)
27     Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Foggia
28     Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Piacenza
29       Italy APSOVSEMENTI S.p.A, Voghera
30       Italy Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources of the National Research Council
31       Italy ISEA Srl, Agroservice SpA, San Severino Marche, Macerata
32       Italy Rete Semi Rurali, Scandicci
33       Latvia Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Priekuli, Priekuli district
34       Lithuania Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Akademija, Kedainiai reg.
35       Norway Graminor AS, Ridabu
36     Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Agraria e Veterinaria (INIAV), Polo de Elvas
37       Serbia Biogranum d.o.o. Novi Sad, Novi Sad
38   Slovakia National Agricultural and Food Centre, Piestany
39       Spain Agrovegetal S.A., Sevilla
40       Sweden Nordic Genetic Resources Centre (NordGen), Alnarp
41       Sweden Lantmännen Lantbruk, Svalöv
42       Switzerland Agroscope, Nyon
43       Türkiye Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara
44       Türkiye Tarla Bitkileri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü, Yenimahalle,Ankara
45       Türkiye Cukurova University
46       Türkiye Tekfen TARIM, Istanbul
47       Türkiye AYER TOHUMCULUK LTD.STI, Gönen/Balıkesir
48     United Kingdom Germplasm Resources Unit, John Innes Centre, Norwich


November 2022
The EVA Wheat and Barley network met for their first in-person project meeting on 17-18 November 2022 in Freising, Germany. More information can be found [here].

October 2021
The 2nd Annual project meeting of the Wheat and Barley network took place virtually on MS Teams on 21 October 2021 [more info].

May 2020
Wheat and Barley Project meeting: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting originally planned for 5-6 May 2020 in Gatersleben, Germany, was replaced by a virtual meeting on 5 May 2020 [more info]


November 2018
ECPGR Workshop for the establishment of a European Evaluation Network (EVA) on wheat and barley, 27-28 November 2018, Berlin, Germany  [more info]


Related Information

Contact details

  • Sandra Goritschnig - EVA Coordinator   Email
The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2023.