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Advice on seed royalty rates

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As harvest begins, you may be starting to think of autumn drilling and seed. With British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB) and Breeder’s Intellectual Property Office (BIPO) offering different varieties for different rates, the NFU's crops advisers have put together this briefing containing some useful pointers to make sure you don’t get caught out.


We are all aware of the need for constant reinvestment in plant breeding in order to access modern and required genetic traits for our crops. As new pressures arise and chemistry is lost, the need for plant breeding is demonstrated through a relatively swift reaction of the industry to bring new varieties to market. However, this does not come without a monetary return