Maize

EVA Maize Network

The EVA Maize network is the newest addition to the EVA networks, resulting from the successful first meeting of the new ECPGR Maize Working group in December 2019.  

An extension of the project “Implementation of the ECPGR EVA Network on wheat/barley and vegetable crops (carrot, lettuce and pepper)” was granted by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture with an additional contribution of ca. € 300 000 until November 2022. This extension will enable the newly formed Working Group on Maize to add value to European maize genetic resources within an appropriate framework of public/private partnerships, with adoption of common standards, use of EURISCO and strengthening of the AEGIS collection.  

This network can build on experience of the French public-private partnership Promaïs as well as previous European projects with the involvement of national genebanks and will evaluate a total of 200-500 European genebank accessions of maize for a variety of relevant traits, including abiotic and biotic stress responses and morphological characteristics with importance to breeders in multilocation experiments. 

Network Partners

 

Company 

Genebank 

Research institute 

Country 

Institute  

 

 

Switzerland 

Agroscope 

 

Portugal 

Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal (BPGV-INIAV) 

 

 

France 

Bayer – Crop Science 

 

 

France 

Caussade Semences 

 

Italy 

Centro di Ricerca Cerealicoltura e Colture Industriali (CREA-CI), Sede di Bergamo 

 

 

Switzerland 

DEFI genetics SA 

 

 

France 

Euralis 

 

 

Germany 

Gemeinschaft zur Foerderung von Pflanzeninnovation GFPi 

 

 

France 

INRAE - Centre de Montpellier ; CRB GAMET UMR AGAP 

10 

 

 

France 

INRAE - Génétique Quantitative et Évolution 

11 

 

 

Portugal 

Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra 

12 

 

 

Germany 

KWS 

13 

 

Germany 

Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetic und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK), Gatersleben 

14 

 

 

France 

Limagrain 

15 

Serbia 

Maize Research Institute Zemun Polje 

16 

 

 

France 

MAS Seeds 

17 

 

Spain 

Misión Biológica de Galicia (CSIC) 

18 

 

 

France 

RAGT 2n 

19 

 

Romania 

Suceava Genebank 

20 

 

 

France 

Syngenta 

Meetings

May 2020
The first virtual meeting to substitute for an in-person project meeting originally planned for 27-28 May 2020 in Paris, France, was held on 27 May 2020 on MS Teams. [more info]

Related Information

ECPGR Working Groups

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.