Until the late 80’s the government supported the breeding of potatoes by providing new genetic material to the breeders. Many individual breeders made use of this excellent service of the government. These breeders would seek alliance to larger breeding or seed trading companies at the moment of the commercialisation of their new variety. At the moment the government redraw its support, many individual breeders associated to larger breeding stations or trading firms. Especially the supply of new genetic material and the resistance tests were often too expensive to be performed by an individual breeder. Each year they will receive new clones of Averis Seeds and select during the first three years the best clones. These clones will return to Averis Seeds to be tested for resistance. The resistant clones will be continuously tested on the trial fields of Averis Seeds. The best clones will be placed in the official tests to enter the Variety List. In the end Averis Seeds will produce seed potatoes of these varieties and sell it in many European countries.
The associated breeders are: