Variety Release Checklist

Checklist for Release Proposals for submission to the Plant Review Committee (PRC)

The following are items that must be included in release proposals to the PRC for proposed cultivars which ultimately will be submitted to the State Seed & Plant Board (SS&PB) to be admitted into the certification program in Texas or other states governed by the rules of Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA).

A1. Proposed Variety Name and Temporary Designation

A2. Family, kind, genus and species

B. Origin and breeding history of the variety

C. Objective description of the variety

D. Evidence (data, graphs, charts, pictures, etc.) supporting identity of the variety and any statements or claims made concerning its performance characteristics (e.g. yield, insect or disease tolerance, lodging)

E. Area of adaptation

F. Procedure for maintaining stock seed classes and number of generations desired for multiplication of variety. If less than foundation, registered, and certified, indicate why.

G. Description of how variety is to be constituted if a particular cycle of reproduction or multiplication is required

H. Additional restrictions, if any, with respect to geographic area of seed production, age of stand, or other factors affecting genetic purity.

I. Samples of UNTREATED seed

NOTE: A seed sample does not have to be submitted to PRC, but must be submitted after release to TFSS for submission to SS&PB to be considered for entry into the seed certification program, and to the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) for Plant Variety Protection (PVP) application.

Will application be made to Plant Variety Protection Office?
YES________
NO__________

If yes, will the application specify that the variety is to be sold by variety name only as a class of certified seed?
YES________
NO_________

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