Naktuinbouw performs DUS testing on your bulbs to enable varieties to be listed on the List of Varieties or to obtain Plant Breeders’ Rights for a variety. DUS stands for Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability. Naktuinbouw has been tasked to perform this testing by the Board for Plant Varieties or the CPVO.
Plant Breeders’ Rights testing
DUS testing is necessary to obtain listing of a variety on the European List of Varieties (common catalogue) or to obtain Dutch Plant Breeders’ Rights. One test can obtain listing on both (simultaneously). If you have technical questions about this topic, you can use our Helpdesk.
You must submit the necessary forms and plant material. The table Submission requirements for varieties of bulbs (Excel) shows:
- the final date for submitting an application
- the corresponding final date for submitting the plant material
- the requirements demanded of the identity sample (crop-specific)
Also read the general submission requirements for plant material.
To protect your variety using European Plant Breeders’ Rights, apply for testing at the CPVO or apply for Dutch Plant Breeders’ Rights at the Board for Plant Varieties and have the report subsequently adopted by the CPVO. If you apply directly to the CPVO, you can indicate on the TQ (technical questionnaire) that you wish to have the test performed by Naktuinbouw.