DUS testing in The Netherlands usually takes place at Naktuinbouw. If the DUS test is for listing of a vegetable variety, it may partly take place at the breeders’ premises. Applications for DUS-testing-with-breeders-trial made from 1 March 2021 will be invoiced € 100 extra, together with the regular examination fee. With this fee we judge the result of the breeders’ co-trial and we combine it with the results of the official test.
Varieties can be listed within one year with a breeders’ co-trial
A co-trial at your premises offers you the possibility of faster and much cheaper listing of your variety. Normally a breeders’ co-trial and one official trial at Naktuinbouw is sufficient. You read more on pro's and cons here. The new fee covers our costs.
Perform the trial and observe yourself
You may not only perform the trial, but also do the observations yourself. We will adapt the application form as from 1 March 2021. We ask for photo’s that support the observations. The number of plants should be in line with CPVO protocols. More requirements on the trial can be found here. Naktuinbouw judges your result and combines it with the result in our official trial.
Or do you prefer that our inspector does the observations in your trial in the Netherlands? In that case the fee is € 250 as from 1 March 2021.