From the early twenties,
France’ s first seed growers unions
implemented, in Brittany, the basis
for development which has made Brittany
famous for the production
of high quality seeds.
The efficiency of experts is based
on sound means and facilities
Seed growers now enjoy the support
provided by deep scientific and technical
skills and on-going training.
The network of experts includes the INRA
State Research Institute, a quarantine
Station, two breeding stations
and laboratories for in vitro
multiplication and disease detection.
The researchers and technicians involved
bring up-to-date advices to the growers
and enable them to be highly reactive
to any sanitary incidents that could occur.
In Brittany, constant,
independent and trustworthy
inspection offers every
guarantee to the user
The fully independent, official French
inspection body SOC (the Ministry
of Agriculture department controlling seed
certification) enforces standards even more
severe than current European Union
standards (especially for viruses, blackleg,
dry rots, etc.) by a network of field
inspectors specialised in «seed potatoes»
and approved testing laboratories. A super
control system ensures high reliability.
The SPV (Plant Protection Service) issues
a phytosanitary certificate to prove
that the quality of the exported seeds
meets the standards required
by the buying country.