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Plant Variety Protection Office - Scanned Certificates

The Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO) Scanned Certificates Database is a collection of Certificates of Protection for new plant varieties that are seed reproduced or tuber propagated. A variety may be represented by seeds, transplants, plants, tubers, tissue culture plantlets and other matter. A Certificate of Protection is awarded to an owner of a variety after an examination shows that it is new, distinct from other varieties, and genetically uniformed and stable through successive generations. This tool allows stakeholders access to the breeding history and morphological characteristics used in developing new plant varieties. This tool contains over 5,000 varieties that have been issued a Certificate of Protection since 1975.

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USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Product Type
Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Contact Name
Thomas, Bernadette
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Funding Source(s)
Agricultural Marketing Service
Bureau Code
005:45 - Agricultural Marketing Service
Modified Date
Release Date
Ag Data Commons Keywords: 
  • Plants & Crops
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