Plant Variety Division

Main Activity Fields of Activity Plant Variety Division

Plant Variety Division


The rapid agricultural development in Lithuania would not be possible without creating and using new and advanced plant varieties. The Plant Varieties Division is responsible for the registration of plant varieties – their entry in the National List of Plant Varieties and for the protection of plant varieties as breeders' intellectual property products in the Republic of Lithuania.

The Plant Variety Division specialists examine and register the breeder’s applications for the Plant Variety Listing into the National List of Plant Varieties or for Plant Variety Protection in the Republic of Lithuania, organize the performance of mandatory testing for distinctness, uniformity and stability in the competent European Union Member States institutions as well as tests for value for cultivation and use, and check the proposed plant variety denominations. Tests for Cultivation and Use are carried out in seven Plant Varieties Testing Divisions of the Plant Service located in different Lithuanian soil and climatic zones. During these tests the variety harvest, the quality of the grown production, the variety resistance to adverse growing conditions and other characteristics are assessed. The aim is that the National List of Plant Varieties should contain only high quality, well adapted to the Lithuanian conditions varieties of plants, and this list could serve farmers and other seed users' interests. Every year over 450 varieties of agricultural plant species are tested. The data of Cultivation and Use testing are analyzed, summarized and submitted to the plant breeders and the State Board for Plant Varieties Evaluation with the aim of registering new plant varieties. Interested users can find plant variety descriptions and each year data for value for cultivation and use in the State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania website www.vatzum.lt. Information Bulletins for Plant Breeders’ Rights and the National List of Plant Varieties issued twice a year are published in this website as well.

Legal Protection could be granted to varieties of all plant species in the Republic of Lithuania.

The Division specialists participate at the meetings of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), the Administrative Council of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and at the meetings with examination offices, the European Commission, the European Council working group and provide these institutions with all the required information.



Contacts of employees

Plant Variety Division

Ozo Str. 4A, LT-08200 Vilnius, phone (8 5) 237 5631, fax. (8 5) 273 0233, e-mail: info@vatzum.lt

Position Name, surname Phone E-mail
Head of the Division Sigita Juciuvienė 8 5 234 3647
8 619 30560
sigita.juciuviene@vatzum.lt
Deputy Head of the Division Irena Kemežienė
8 5 234 3647
8 607 64143
irena.kemeziene@vatzum.lt
Chief Specialist Danguolė Kirvaitienė 8 5 234 3647 danguole.kirvaitiene@vatzum.lt
Chief Specialist Greta Linkevičienė 8 5 234 3647 greta.linkeviciene@vatzum.lt
Chief Specialist Rasa Stulgaitytė–Pranckūnienė 8 5 234 3647 rasa.stulgaityte–pranckuniene@vatzum.lt

 


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Important information

 


  • Information Bulletins
  • Plant Varieties VCU Test Data

 

 


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Fees


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  Technical Questionnaires

Technical Questionnaires for registration of Plant Variety into the Lithuanian National List of Plant Varieties or for Plant Varieties Protection in the Republic of Lithuania

FIELD PEA (Pisum sativum L.)
PLUM (Prunus domestica L.)
PEAR ( Pyrus communis L.) 
POTATO (Solanum tuberosum L.)
SOYA BEAN (Glycine max (L.) Merrill.)

 Technical Questionnaires for registration of Plant Variety into the Lithuanian National List of Plant Varieties

 
WHITE LUPIN, BLUE LUPIN AND YELLOW LUPIN (Lupinus albus L.,  
MAIZE (Zea mays L.)
BARLEY (Hordeum vulgare L. sensu lato)
KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS (Poa pratensis L.)
RYE (Secale cereale L.)
 WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L. emend. Fiori et Paol.)
 OAT, SMALL NAKED OAT (Avena sativa L., Avena nuda L.)
 TRITICALE (X Triticosecale Wittm.)
 RAPE SEED (Brassica napus L. emend. Metzg)
CARROT (Daucus carota L.)
TOMATO (Solanum lycopersicum L.)
Fruit trees
RASPBERRY (Rubus ideaus L.)
APPLE (Malus domestica Borkh.)
BLACKCURRANT (Ribes nigrum L.)
APRICOT (Prunus armeniaca L.)
STRAWBERRY (Fragaria L.)
SUGARBEET (Beta vulgaris L. ssp. vulgaris var. altissima Dӧll)

CONFIDENTIAL PART (Only relevant for parent lines of hybrid varieties)


 Technical Questionnaires for Plant Varieties Protection in the Republic of Lithuania
COMMON VETCH (Vicia sativa L.)
RYEGRASS (Lolium)
SWEET CHERRY (Prunus avium L.)
KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS (Poa pratensis L.)


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Application forms

 Request forms