CPVO report: a record year for CPVR Applications

Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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atmosphere-breeding-hyperic7ANGERS, France: In the first 8 months of 2016, the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) in Angers, France received a total of 2,111 applications, which represents an  increase  of  5.2  %  compared  to  the  same period  last  year.

A  similar  high  number  of applications  only  arrived  in  the  record  year of  2014, when  2,119 were submitted. The tendency is however not the same for all crop sectors. The greatest  number of applications was still filed in the ornamental sector; however, 850 applications meant that they slightly shrinking  (–4;  –0.5  %).  The  second biggest crop sector is the agricultural sector, with 668 applications  (+26; +4.1%). An important increase in application numbers was observed for vegetable crops with a total of 486 applications  (+  116;  +  31.4  %). Finally, in the fruit sector, 107 applications were submitted (–34; –24.1%).

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