Several new TQs expected

News publication date: 09 June 2021

With UPOV and CPVO we work on harmonisation of technical questionnaires. In the coming weeks TQs of lettuce, onion, tomato, tomato rootstocks, carrot, spinach, cucumber/gherkin, melon, squash, watermelon, maize and hemp will be brought in line with the TQs of CPVO.

With UPOV and CPVO we work on harmonisation of technical questionnaires

We strive to exactly the same questions in all TQs. Applying online at the Board for plant varieties and having the DUS report taken over by CPVO or another UPOV country will become much easier.

What do we adjust?

In the coming weeks TQs of lettuce, onion, tomato, tomato rootstocks, carrot, spinach, cucumber/gherkin, melon, squash, watermelon, maize and hemp will be brought in line with the TQs of CPVO. Now harmonisation of the questions in chapter 5 and 7, after that harmonisation of chapter 4 is expected.

For some of these crops soon may follow another change to harmonise with UPOV TQs too. And other crops will follow.

Where to find the valid TQs?

The valid version of the TQ is always available at the website of the Board for plant varieties.