Production of seed units of agricultural plants

The production of seed units refers to the production of seed units of agricultural plant by reproduction or other procedures generally established for an individual agricultural plant species

Only suppliers entered in the register of suppliers may carry out the production of seed units of agricultural plants.

Species of agricultural plants are:

  • crops: cereals, forage plants, forage and sugar beet, oil and fibre plants, potato;
  • vegetables,
  • hops,
  • vines,
  • fruit plants,
  • ornamental plants.

Agricultural plant seed includes seed, whole plants or their parts (tubers, bulbs, rootstocks, cuttings, shoots, bases, grafts and other), if they are intended for:

  • reproduction and recultivation of seed units of agricultural plants or
  • sowing or planting for the production of agricultural plants.

The seed units of species entered in the national variety list or common catalogue of varieties of the European Union may be produced.

A supplier must provide that the seed units of agricultural plants fulfil specific conditions and requirements during the production.

A supplier who produces seed units of a specific species of agricultural plant as officially confirmed must provide that a competent authority carries out the procedure of official confirmation of these seed units.

Additional official supervision is carried out over suppliers pursuing the activity of the production of reproduction material.

Conditions and evidence

Responsible: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food | Last updated: 18. 09. 2015