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Development of Polish Official Variety Testing

1951- Department for Cultivar Testing was established within the Ministry of Agriculture; at the same time the legal bases for plant breeding and seed production were elaborated
1952 - development of an experimental station network was started
1955 - the register of cultivars for agricultural and vegetable plants was established
1966 - Research Centre for Cultivar Testing (COBORU) in Słupia Wielka near Poznań was officially constituted as a national office responsible for variety testing, listing and variety legal protection by Decree of the Ministers Council on the 1st January 1966;
1987 - the Centre took over all national official duties for variety listing (National List) and variety protection (Plant Breeders' Right) 
1989 - Poland became a member of UPOV
2004 - Accession to the EU