Seed production statistics

Seed production statistics

Every year, the German federal states collect data on seed  multiplication areas registered for field inspection, seed multiplication areas that have successfully been inspected and certified seed quantities. These are listed by species, variety and category and published by the Federal Plant Variety Office.

For vines the multiplication areas registered for field inspection, and which have been successfully field inspected are detailed by variety and category


Seed multiplication areas in Germany

Seed multiplication areas registered for field inspection in Germany in 2020 by variety and category in hectares.

Source: Details of the Federal States

Starting with this year's statistics, the proportion of organically cultivated seed multiplication areas are published in addition to the total multiplication area.

The Seed Certification Agencies of the Federal States record the organic and conventional seed multiplication areas separately based on the declaration given in the application form for seed certification procedure.

This differentiation is based on the voluntary information provided by the applicant of seed certification procedure. The published organic areas therefore do not claim to be complete. Seed Certification Agencies are not obliged to check the applicant's voluntary specification for accuracy.

Notes: The “basic seed” column includes the cultivation stage “seed of generations prior to basic seed”. Areas of varieties that are not permitted, for which certification was applied for under Sec. 4 (2) and Sec. 7 SaatG, are listed under “Others”. Areas of varieties with seed yield in the second crop and late registrations (Sec. 4 (1), Sentence 1, 2 SaatgutV) are only included in part.

Seed multiplication areas registered for field inspection in Germany in 2020 by species and Federal State in hectares.

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Seed multiplication areas in Germany

Seed multiplication areas registered for field inspection and which have been successfully field inspected in Germany in 2019 by variety and category in hectares - correction of 26.06.2020.

Source: Details of the Federal States

Notes: The “basic seed” column includes the category “pre- basic seed”.  Areas of not yet listed varieties, for which certification has been applied for under Sec. 4 (2) and Sec. 7 SaatG, are listed under “Others”. Areas of species  with seed harvest  in the second crop and late registrations (Sec. 4 (1), Sentence 1, 2 SaatgutV) are only included in part.

Seed multiplication areas that have been successfully field inspected in Germany in 2019 by species and Federal State in hectares - correction of 26.06.2020.

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Vine propagation areas in Germany

Vine propagation areas registered for field inspection and areas which have been successfully t field inspected in 2019 by variety and category in hectares

With the amendment of the Vegetative Planting Material Ordinance of Vines of October 1st, 2018, the category 'Standard Propagating Material' (ST) has been introduced for vine (code letter RBE). Starting with the statistics 2019 of 'Vine propagation areas in Germany' this category is included.

Source: Details of the Federal States

Vine propagation areas registered for field inspection and areas which have been successfully  field inspected in 2019 by species and Federal State in hectares and units

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