The main activities of this compartment are:
- the monitoring health status of regenerated and multiplied germplasm, in the experimental field;
- the phytosanitary control of seeds samples introduced in the genebank collection.
The monitoring health status of the multiplied genetic material is carried out in different vegetation periods (Photo 1) starting from the appearance of the first symptoms until maturity, in the case of diseases (Photo 2), and at pest from the sings' occurrence of attacks (Photo 3). The phytosanitary status monitoring of multiplied/regenerated plant species is made through the use of same descriptors from the inspection sheets, in according to the operational guidelines issued by the genebank. The plots with multiplied/regenerated samples should be evaluated as:
- admitted samples;
- Samples damaged by diseases and pest that require the application of chemical treatments (Photo 4);
- attacked samples in high percentage (over 90%) that will be removed.