National Variety Register
Do you have a vegetable or agricultural variety that you want to trade within the European Union (EU)? Then admission to a national catalogue of 1 of the EU Member States is required. Only then a variety can be traded within the EU. The varieties accepted in the Netherlands in the Catalogue are registered in the national variety register (NRR). Managing the national variety register is 1 of the tasks of the Board for plant varieties.
Requirements for admission of a variety in brief
A variety of a vegetable crop:
- Must meet the DUS (Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability) criteria.
- The variety must have an accepted name.
A variety of an agricultural crop:
- Additionally, for a variety of an agricultural crop, it must meet the requirement of the Value for Cultivation and Use (VCU-test).