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 instituteCountryInstitute
1   Bulgaria Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “ Konstantin Malkov”, Sadovo, Plovdiv district
2     Czech Republic Crop Research Institute, Gene Bank
3     Denmark Sejet Plant Breeding, Horsens
4     Denmark Nordic Seed
5   Estonia Estonian Crop Research Institute
6     Finland Boreal Plant Breeding Ltd., Jokioinen
7   Finland Natural Resources Institute Finland
8     France Limagrain
9     France RAGT R2N
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 Foerderung von Pflanzeninnovation GFPi
18   Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Seeland, OT Gatersleben
19     Germany Saatzucht Streng-Engelen GmbH & Co
20     Germany W. von Borries-Eckendorf GmbH & Co. KG
21     Germany Bavarian Research Center for Agriculture Institute for Crop Science and Plant Breeding Wheat and Oat Breeding
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 Flli 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
30     Italy Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources of the National Research Council
31     Italy ISEA Srl, Agroservice SpA, San Severino Marche, Macerata
32     Latvia Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Priekuli, Priekuli district
33     Lithuania Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Akademija, Kedainiai reg.
34     Norway Graminor AS
35   Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Agraria e Veterinaria (INIAV), Polo de Elvas
36     Serbia Biogranum d.o.o. Novi Sad, Novi Sad
37 Slovakia National Agricultural and Food Centre, Piestany
38     Spain Agrosa Semillas Selectas, S.A., Espinosa de Henares (Guadalajara)
39     Spain Agrovegetal S.A.
40     Sweden Nordic Genetic Resources Centre (NordGen), Alnarp
41     Sweden Lantmännen Lantbruk, Svalöv
42   Sweden Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen)
43     Switzerland Agroscope, Nyon
44     Turkey Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara
45   Turkey Tarla Bitkileri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü, Yenimahalle,Ankara
46     Turkey Cukurova University
47     Turkey Tekfen TARIM
48   United Kingdom Germplasm Resources Unit, John Innes Centre, Norwich, Norwich NR4 7UH


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 2019-2022.