The guidelines for conducting agricultural VCU testing and variety testing are published by the Federal Plant Variety Office. They are put together in cooperation with the relevant authorities responsible for testing in the federal states, as well as breeders and other institutions. The guidelines form the basis for VCU testing conducted within the framework of the national listing process by the Federal Plant Variety Office and the federal variety testing process conducted by the federal authorities responsible for variety recommendations.
As well as general guidance on the technical implementation of testing for all agricultural plants, instructions relating to recording the characteristics and properties, as well as data transfer, are provided.
The 2000 edition can be obtained under ISSN 1431–1089 from:
Federal Plant Variety Office
Descriptive Variety List
Telephone: +49 511/9566-5732
Fax: +49 511/9566-9600
The current amended edition will be provided.
To place an order, please use our order form for Descriptive Variety Lists and VCU Testing Guidelines.