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Cabinet Regulation No. 518 of 2012 on Assessment of Value for Cultivation and Use of Plant Variety

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The Regulation prescribes the requirements, procedures and pricing for the assessment of value for cultivation and use of a plant variety. A variety is assessed according to the indicators referred to in Annex 1 to this Regulation in order to ascertain the suitability of the variety in conventional farming; and the suitability of the variety in organic farming. The variety assessment is the comparison of cultivation, use of the variety and of quality of the product acquired from it with the standard variety. Several assessment groups may be determined for the species where each of them may have one or several standard varieties. A list of standard varieties according to the determined assessment groups upon recommendation of the National Plant Variety Council is created and updated by the Latvia University of Agriculture.
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