Using Remote Sensing techniques to recognise potato varieties

Brussels, 4 October 2021. In the September edition (page 48 -50) of the European Seed magazine (https://european-seed.com, @EuropeanSeed), Geert Staring, director Breeders Trust explains together with Guido Mangnus, director Geo4A,  the spectacular results of the first years’ pilot project ‘Using Remote Sensing techniques to recognise potato varieties’. More information you can read by clicking here[…]

BREEDERS TRUST expanded with two new German members

    Tipperary, 4 March 2020: German seed companies Rudloff Feldsaaten and L. Stroetmann Saat recently joined the Brussels-based Breeders Trust at the spring meeting in Tipperary, Ireland. Rudloff Feldsaaten is specialised in the production and worldwide trade of grass, mustard and fodder radish seeds. In addition, they also have a division focused on the[…]

Video interview Breeders Trust by European Seed

On October 12, 2019, Geert Staring, general director of Breeders was interviewed by  ‘European Seed’: European Seed is the premier issues forum for seed industry leaders. In an recently held interview with Marcel Bruins (editorial director) in Stockholm, Geert Staring explains where Breeders Trust stands for and how he looks at illegalities, infringement and enforcement[…]

Vandinter Semo new member of BREEDERS TRUST

Scheemda – Brussels, July 4 2019: Vandinter Semo in Scheemda has joined the Brussels-based Breeders Trust as an associate grass seed member as of July 1 2019. Vandinter Semo is specialised in the production and worldwide trade of mainly grass, mustard and fodder radish seeds and fully endorses the importance of fair production and trade[…]

SCHAAP HOLLAND, New Shareholder in BREEDERS TRUST

Biddinghuizen – Brussels Mai 24 2019: In order to continue growing its ambitious, internationally-oriented breeding program responsibly, the family-run company SCHAAP HOLLAND B.V. in Biddinghuizen, acquired 5% of the Brussels-based Breeders Trust shares earlier this week. Breeders Trust was founded in 2008 to monitor the enforcement of Plant Breeders’ Rights. Every year, millions of euros[…]

Fraud with forged NAK seed potato certificates has far-reaching consequences for the potato chain

Brussels, 6 May 2019. Shortly after it became clear last month that falsified seed potatoes certificates of the Dutch Seed potato inspection Service ,NAK (Nederlandse Algemene Keuringsdienst) were in circulation in the Netherlands and Belgium, Breeders Trust, in close cooperation with the NAK, succeeded in a short time to trace the perpetrators and was able[…]

Stop stealing protected varieties

Madrid October 8, 2018. At the annual meeting of the European Seed Association (ESA) in Madrid, the internationally renowned magazine Prophyta has come up with an extensive article on how Breeders Trust tackles infringements on Plant Breeders’ Rights and illegal activities in the potato and grass seed market. Stealing varieties must stop, according to Geert[…]