The Plant Variety Protection Act

Enforcement of the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) in small grains has gained a lot of attention the last couple of years. Numerous individuals in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and other states have been prosecuted for not abiding by the PVPA, including sellers, seed conditioners, and buyers. A clear understanding of the PVPA, Title V, and utility patents and their implications is essential for everyone involved in the purchasing, conditioning, or selling seed. There is a considerable amount of confusion about the PVPA and its implications on Small Grain producers in Texas. In this publication, an explanation of the legal and practical aspects of the PVPA will be discussed. >>Learn More