THE POLISH NATIONAL LIST (NLI) - BASIC INFORMATION
The national list is kept for varieties of cultivated plant species, except for varieties used for ornamental purposes.
The Polish National List (NLI) is an official document containing the agricultural, vegetable and fruit plant varieties whose seed/nursery material is eligible for production and marketing in Poland, as well as, in addition in case of agricultural and vegetable plant varieties, on the European Union territory after their admission to the Common Catalogue.
Currently, varieties of 179 cultivated plant species are covered by national listing, including:
- 93 agricultural plant species,
- 58 vegetable plant species,
- 28 fruit plants
as well as varieties of cultivated plant species traditionally grown in Poland, having different utilization types as well as being of importance for landscape shaping and sustainable agriculture, called traditional varieties.
Moreover, conservation varieties of agricultural and vegetable plants as well as amateur varieties (with no intrinsic value for commercial crop production) of vegetable plants are also admitted to the NLI.
Important! Visitors to this site are warned that the internet version of the lists does not have any official status.
The following Polish National Lists of Varieties, issued each year by COBORU, remain the only official publications:
PLANT SPECIES COVERED BY NATIONAL LISTING
The Notice of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of September 9, 2021 on list of plant species varieties of which are subject to national listing and which seed material may be produced, assessed and controlled (OJ of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of 2021, item 76)
NECESSARY CRITERIA TO BE MET FOR A VARIETY ADDITION TO THE NLI
A variety enters the NLI - at the request of the applicant - if:
The variety applicant means the person who files an application for a variety addition to the NLI, a variety maintainer or other person, whom may be a natural person, a legal person or an organizational unit without legal personality having the domicile or seat within the territory of Poland or other EU Member States.
SEED MATERIAL FOR TESTING
The Decree No 4/2023 of the COBORU Director of January 10, 2023 on the quantity of seed material of varieties necessary for conducting the distinctness, uniformity and stability tests and value for cultivation and use assessment as well as the closing dates of its supplying to the Research Centre for Cultivar Testing experimental stations