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Kansas Crop Improvement Association

State Seed Law and Plant Variety Protection

  • Kansas Seed Law    - The Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Plant Protection and Weed Control administers seed law.


  • Seed Certification (not a link)  - The Kansas Seed Law addresses seed certification specifically in sections 2-1429 thru 2-1439 in the link above.





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: Plant Variety Protection Office Home Page


Plant Variety Protection Certificate Status

  • Check PVP status of a variety  -  This links to the PVP Office certificate search engine.  This will be more current than the KCIA list below, and should be utilized when the list below has a 0, 1 or 2 status.  Enter the variety to search, then click view to see certificate specifics such as Title V status.

PVP Status as of July 21, 2022 (with updated Legend)

  • This list was compiled using information from the Plant Variety Protection Database and is considered accurate as of the date of posting. Status levels of "0", "1", "2", or "3" are subject to change without notification. Variety owners generally have up to one year to apply for protection under PVP. A status of "0" or "1" will change if application is made on a new variety. A status of "2" or "3", will change upon receipt of the final PVP certificate or withdrawal from the program. This list is intended as a guide only. Persons labeling seed for sale should visit the PVP website to confirm protection status of a variety prior to labeling.