News

15 January 2015
The international trade fair IPM is taking place from 27 to 30 January in Essen, Germany. Naktuinbouw invites you to visit our stand. Naktuinbouw Variety Testing will be exhibiting in a joint stand with the German and English research stations for DUS testing and the CPVO (Community Plant Variety Office).
12 January 2015
Earlier this year, Naktuinbouw examined germination of stored seeds. Because of this result the Inspection Department of Naktuinbouw decided to accept fungicide coated seeds for maintenance control. For DUS tests this is not always the case. Here's an overview what treatments are and are not allowed. It appeared that the storability of fungicide coated seeds stored at Naktuinbouw conditions was not or hardly less than the storability of non-coated seeds.
17 December 2014
Fees for DUS tests in 2015 have been determined by the Minister of Economic Affairs. Other fees have been determined too.An overview of all prices can be found at the page with fees of Variety Testing. There is an increase of 1 to 2%.
8 December 2014
During the annual UPOV week in October a presentation was given by ISF, CIOPORA and Croplife on the introduction of a Plant Breeders’ Rights system on global scale. Such a system would have major advantages for applicants. With one application, one DUS test and one decision Plant Breeders’ Rights could be granted in any of the participating (presently potentially 72) UPOV member states.
8 December 2014
During the recent meeting of the UPOV BMT (Working Group on Biochemical and Molecular Techniques, and DNA-Profiling in Particular) in Seoul Korea developments were reported that may lead to a further application of DNA techniques in the DUS testing process for Plant Breeders’ Rights.