Provide a completed Technical Questionnaire (TQ)

News publication date: 10 May 2023

Would you like to apply for authorisation and/or Plant Breeders' Rights in the Netherlands? Make sure you complete the Technical Questionnaire (TQ). If the TQ is not fully completed, the Board fot Plant Varieties will not process the application.


The technical questionnaire asks, among other things, about the presence or absence of resistance for some crops. You are obliged to enter here truthfully, i.e. on the basis of a reliable test, whether the variety is resistant or susceptible.

You can perform this test yourself, but you can also ask Naktuinbouw to test your sample. We have fixed rates, see the fees of Variety Testing, see section Resistance tests. You can fill in the result of this test on the Technical Questionnaire accompanying the application.