Varieties

Main tasks:
• variety registration
• keeping of variety register
• acceptance and processing of applications for variety listing
• making decisions for variety listing
• acceptance and processing of applications for plant variety rights
• granting plant breeders´ rights
• granting permission for the placing on the market of seed for a production trial for agricultural or vegetable species of varieties for which an application for entry in the national catalogue of varieties has been submitted
• supervision of official registration trials (DUS) in Estonia, value for cultivation and use trials (VCU) and production trials performing quality

To apply for the listing of the variety in the Estonian  Republic is required:

  • A completed, signed application form
  • A completed technical questionnaire

Please note that all applications and documents must be in Estonian or English, or accompanied by a translation.

The application must bear an original signature.

Application forms etc may be submitted by e-mail to meet closing dates.

The applicant may be:

  • An owner of the variety
  • A representative of the variety
  • Maintainer of the variety

Legal persons and citizens of non-EU states shall submit an application through a representative.

Closing date of application for spring crops and grasses is 15. March, for winter crops 15. July.

In case of varieties of hay plants not intended for production of feeding stuffs according to the information from the plant breeder only data on resistance to winter and diseases are taken into account upon listing the variety in the Variety List.

Address and contact persons:

Chief Specialist Mrs. Eha Kunberg
Agriculture and Food Board
Organic Farming and Seed Department
Vabaduse plats 4
71020 Viljandi
ESTONIA
Phone   +372 43 51 241
e-mail: sort@pta.agri.ee

Quantity of seed, required for 2 testing years (except potatoes):
(i.e. a sum for all testing places)

Cereals 19 kg
Hybrid rye 8 kg
Maize 6 kg
Pea, bean 19 kg
Soybean 10 kg
Rape, turnip rape, white mustard 0,7 kg
Fodder and sugar beet 2 kg
Clover, grasses 0,6 kg
Italian and annual ryegrass 1 kg
Grasses for the lawn purposes 0,6 kg
Hemp 3 kg
Flax 5 kg

Potato
          Early varieties 
          The others


1400 tubers
1000 tubers

Sunflower 2 kg

Closing date for delivery seed for spring crops and grasses is 15. March, for winter crops 15. July.

Seed for trials should be untreated (except sugar and fodder beet and maize), visibly healthy, not lacking in vigour or affected by any important pest or disease and sent to Agricultural Research Centre on applicant’s treat. You should ad data concerning germination and 1000 seed weight.

Address for seed delivery and contact person:

Coordinator of VCU testing Mrs. Ülle Soorm
Agricultural Research Centre
Viljandi Variety Testing Centre
Männi tee 5
Matapera EE-71065
Viljandimaa
ESTONIA
Phone +372 43 34 406
e-mail: viljandi@pmk.agri.ee

Minimum number of testing years:

  • Annual crops – 2 years
  • Perennial crops – 2-3 years

Minimum number of testing places:

Cereals 4
Rape, turnip rape, white mustard

 2-3

Peas, bean, potato 2
Maize, hemp, clover, grasses, turf, sunflower, sunflower, root crops 1

Testing fees are payable according to the invoice to Agricultural Research Centre, which applicant will receive with testing results.
The price list of the VCU and DUS test can be found here.

Agriculture and Food Board Organic Farming and Seed Department will analyse 2 testing year results and make a proposal for Variety Listing Board. The Board will decide finally listing or cancellation. Organic Farming and Seed Department is responsible for all relations with applicant, registration and keeping files and register.

When the applicant has paid fees, the variety will be added on the Variety List.

The applicant has to pay following fees concerning of variety listing:

  • Application fee 25 €
  • Annual maintenance fee for National List:

                Cereals, spring rape and potato varieties            1st to 10th years         30 €
                                                                                                    subsequent years       50 €

                Other species                                                                                                  25 €

The official variety testing for Plant Breeders’ Rights is carried out in accordance with The Law of the Protection of New Varieties, based on the UPOV 1991 Convention. Testing includes examination of distinctness, uniformity and stability (DUS).

The Agriculture and Food Board has the overall responsibility for the administrative and technical tasks.

Address and contact persons of Registration Office:

Chief Specialist Mrs. Eha Kunberg
Agriculture and Food Board
Organic Farming and Seed Department
Vabaduse sq. 4
Viljandi 71020
ESTONIA

Phone +372 43 51241
E-mail: eha.kunberg@pta.agri.ee

Administrative tasks of Registration Office

  • receipt applications for the registration of new varieties
  • receipt applications for entry for protection, inclusive further proceedings
  • co-operation with other countries about technical matters, receipt of DUS reports
  • administration of proposals for variety denominations
  • publishing of Gazette for Plant Breeders‘ Rights and National List of Plant Varieties
  • preparation of payment of fees

Estonian Agricultural Research Centre (ARC) is responsible for conducting DUS tests for filed peas and cereals.

Address and contact persons of ARC:

Coordinator of DUS and Post-control trials Ms Triin Sellis
Agricultural Research Centre
Viljandi Variety Testing Centre
Männi tee 5
Matapera EE-71065
Viljandimaa
ESTONIA
Phone +372 43 34 054
E-mail: sordi@pmk.agri.ee

The applicant shall pay all fees for technical examination to the account of the Agricultural Research Centre.
Other tests are organized by Registration Office with co-operation with Member States of the European Community, UPOV countries or other agreements and paid accordingly to bill.

Length of protection is 25 years, for trees and grapevine 30 years.

For granting Plant Breeders’ Rights can be used only original application formula, which should be sent to the Registration Office together with a technical questionnaire and the confirmation of the ownership of the variety.

Applicants domiciled in the European Community can use an official representative who is the resident of the Community. Applicants domiciled in other countries must have a representative within the Community. The representative may be a person or a firm. The Office orders registration trials, or when DUS examination is already carried out, orders DUS report. The applicant should pay for the trials and/or final report.

Fees payable to the Registration Office:
 

  • application fee                    80 €
  • annual fee:

                 first to tenth years       65
                 subsequent years        80 €

  • for any entry to Register    10€
  • copy of certificate                7 €
  • for a request of any true copy of items of Register    2 €

According to the statue Agriculture and Food Board has no right to collect money. We cannot send invoice, only inform you about fees and account number of bank.

Technical questionnairies

Nimetus Sisestamise kuupäev
TQ confidential part | 48 KB | doc 26.08.2021 Laadi alla
Wheat | 27.12 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Rye | 30.32 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Pea | 43.2 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Potato | 95.5 KB | doc 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Barley | 41.2 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Oats, Naked oats | 33.27 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Maize | 40.07 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Field bean | 35.21 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Broad bean | 33.54 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Soya bean | 30.57 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Rape seed | 35.69 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Turnip rape | 30.99 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Common vetch | 32.2 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Triticale | 30.33 KB | docx 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Hemp | 46.79 KB | docx 17.02.2021 Laadi alla

State fees for National Listing

Application 25 €

Annual fee (cereals, spring rape, potato)

1.-10. year  30 €
11. and subsequent years 50 €

Annual fee (other species, including silage maize) 25 €
For any entry to Register 10 €

State fees for Plant Breeders´ Rights

Application 80 €
Annual fee

1. - 10. year 65 €
11. and subsequent years 80 €

For any entry to Register 10 €
Copy of certificate 7 €
For a request of any true copy of items of Register 2 €
For compulsory license 64 €

The state fee has to be transferred to the account of Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia and it is necessary to indicate to all the payment details referred below:

There are 3 possible alternative ways for transferring of the state fee fee (all bank charges being at your expense):

1.

Beneficiary:
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia, Suur-Ameerika 1, 15006 Tallinn, Estonia
SEB
IBAN: EE891010220034796011
BIC: EEUHEE2X
Reference number: 2900082171
Detail of payment:

2.

Beneficiary:
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia, Suur-Ameerika 1, 15006 Tallinn, Estonia
Swedbank
IBAN:EE932200221023778606
BIC: HABAEE2X
Reference number: 2900082171
Detail of payment:

3.

Beneficiary:
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia, Suur-Ameerika 1, 15006 Tallinn, Estonia
Luminor Bank
IBAN: EE701700017001577198
BIC: NDEAEE2X
Reference number: 2900082171
Detail of payment:

Species Application Closing Date Seed Submission End Date Seed Quantity Quantity of unbeaten ears
Avena sativa L. 01/03 01/04 3.0 kg 150
Galega orientalis Lam. 01/04 1000 g
Hordeum vulgare L. sensu lato 01/02 01/04 3.0 kg 150
Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. 01/04 1000 g
Phalaris arundinacea L. 01/04 1500 g
Pisum sativum L. 01/02 01/04 3.0 kg
Triticum aestivum L. emend. Fiori et Paol. 01/02 01/04 3.0 kg 150

Seed delivery address:

Agricultural Research Centre
Viljandi Variety Testing Centre
Männi tee 5
71065 Viljandi county
Estonia

We are regularly publishing following information related plant varieties in our Gazette:

  • Applications received
  • Withdrawn applications
  • Changes related to applications
  • Denomination proposals
  • Variety registration
  • Variety listing
  • Varieties protected by PVR
  • Surrendered / expired varieties / terminated varieties (National List or PVR)
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Gazette No 4, 2021 | 531.5 KB | pdf 29.07.2021 Laadi alla
Gazette No 3, 2021 | 980.02 KB | pdf 25.05.2021 Laadi alla
Gazette No 2, 2021 | 1.13 MB | pdf 31.03.2021 Laadi alla
Gazette No 1, 2021 | 4.33 MB | pdf 26.02.2021 Laadi alla
Gazette No 4, 2020 | 1.38 MB | pdf 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Gazette No 3, 2020 | 1.02 MB | pdf 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
Gazette No 2, 2020 | 862.42 KB | pdf 12.01.2021 Laadi alla
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