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Federal Plant Variety Office (BSA)



The Bundessortenamt is an independant senior federal authority under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. It is responsible for granting of Plant Breeders' Rights, the registration of varieties in the National List and for variety and seed affairs. To the functions of the Bundessortenamt belongs also the co-operation at the advancement variety and seeds-legal framework on national and to international level. The Bundessortenamt has 11 trial stations for variety testing throughout Germany, with about 630 ha of agricultural land in the various cultivation and climatic regions. Approximately 15,000 m² are available for greenhouse cultivation. Further tests are carried out at 450 trial sites in the Federal Lands or on the basis of bilateral agreements at test sites belonging to other UPOV-member

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Federal Plant Variety Office (BSA)
Osterfelddamm 80
30627 Hannover
Lower Saxony

Phone: 0511 9566-5
Fax: 0511 563362
Email: BSA(@)bundessortenamt.de

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