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How the UKVGB collections are used to create better crops

A researcher in a glasshouse examines a plant

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.

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.

Find out more about the Vegetable EVA project here

A bunch of carrots of varying colour including white yellow and red