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Plant Variety Protection Office - Scanned Certificates

posted on 2023-11-30, 08:06 authored by USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

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.

Resources in this dataset:


Agricultural Marketing Service


Data contact name

Thomas, Bernadette


Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture


  • Not specified

ISO Topic Category

  • biota

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

plant variety protection; Festuca; Stevia; alfalfa; Calendula; peas; Helianthus annuus; artichokes; Festulolium; arugula; carrots; peaches; cauliflower; peanuts; celery; flax; Phlox; chickpeas; barley; chicory; basil; Chrysanthemum; Gazania; potatoes; lawns and turf; salt marshes; tobacco; pumpkins; guayule; tomatoes; radishes; strawberries; Phalaris aquatica; beets; forage; triticale; Agrostis; Lablab purpureus; turnips; Coreopsis; Verbena; turf grasses; lentils; Vicia; Lespedeza; popcorn; rye; Astragalus; lettuce; Lolium; Vinca; Lobelia; Cosmos; Lupinus; Carthamus tinctorius; cotton; Onobrychis viciifolia; wheat; cowpeas; Limnanthes; Salicornia; Crotalaria; durum wheat; cucumbers; millets; Brachiaria; broccoli; Dahlia; Achillea ptarmica; Delphinium; Nasturtium; Sorghum (Poaceae); oats; eggplants; soybeans; hybrids; endive; okra; spinach; Foeniculum vulgare; onions; Picea; buckwheat; squashes; Zinnia; Cenchrus ciliaris; papayas; parsley; Beta vulgaris; melons; Trifolium; Bouteloua; Dactylis; Paspalum; Coriandrum; Zantedeschia; Panicum; Bromus; Pennisetum; Phalaris; Cynodon

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:45 - Agricultural Marketing Service

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (2017). Plant Variety Protection Office - Scanned Certificates. Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture.

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