Kansas Seed Law
Check PVPA Status
- Check PVP status of a variety - The PVPO has changed the format of its protection status database to that of a downloadable excel sheet. Protection status of a variety may be found by using the "find" function within excel and typing the variety name. Title V status is indicated by a "yes" in the certified seed column. Please be aware that the same name can apply to more than one crop kind, such as Tatanka wheat and Tatanka buffalograss.
- Instructions for Checking the Appropriate PVP Statement on a Bulk Retail Certificate or Transfer and Resale Document (PDF) - This link will assist you in determining which PVP statement to check on the bulk retail certificate and other documents.
The Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) encourages the development of new varieties by providing for the protection of the intellectual property rights of the owner.
It is unlawful to sell, offer for sale or expose for sale, uncertified seed by variety name when it is a variety for which a Certificate of Plant Protection has been issued, specifying sale only as a class of certified seed.
For more information, visit: http://www.ams.USDA.gov/science/PVPO/PVPindex.htm