Researchers and plant breeders are able to request seed from our collections to help with their work.
To date, over 300 scientific studies have been published which reference the use of our seed.
This page highlights some of the projects our seed has been used in, and the methods used by researchers.
Find out how researchers at the University of Warwick work with seed from the UKVGB collections and find out how their research will help deliver better crops in the future.
- Rosemary Collier explains why we need resistance to insect pests in our crops and how the UKVGB collections can help
- Will Crowther explains how the UKVGB collections have helped identify resistance to white rust in brassica crops
- Nicole Pereira and John Clarkson talk about the search for resistance to cavity spot in carrots
- John Walsh highlights how crop genetic diversity is important for resistance to viruses in brassica crops
- Dave Chandler talks about Integrated Pest Management and how crop diversity can help
The UKVGB is part of a European Evaluation Network (EVA) on vegetable crops. This is a network of genebanks, researchers and commercial breeding companies who are co-evaluating material from partner genebanks in order to identify useful traits for future breeding programmes.