SPECIES ADMITTED TO THE AGRICULTURAL EXCEPTION (FSS)

The current list of species of which the harvested material is allowed to be used as FSS by the farmer on his/her own farm:

For the varieties protected only at the national level, in accordance with Art. 23 (2) of the Act on the legal protection of plant varieties, the right to use the harvested material shall apply to variety propagating material of the following plants:

  • field bean
  • field pea
  • barley
  • maize
  • linseed
  • lucerne
  • narrow leaved lupin
  • oat
  • durum wheat
  • wheat
  • triticale
  • oilseed rape
  • turnip rape
  • common vetch
  • rye
  • potato

For the varieties protected at the Community level, in accordance with Art. 14 (2) of the Council Regulation (EC) No. 2100/94 of 27 July, 1994 on community plant variety rights, the right to use the harvested material shall only apply to agricultural plant species of:

  • Chickpea milkvetch
  • Yellow lupin
  • Lucerne
  • Berseem/Egyptian clover
  • Persian clover
  • Field bean
  • Common vetch

Cereals:

  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Rice
  • Canary grass
  • Rye
  • Triticale
  • Wheat
  • Durum wheat

Potatoes:

  • Potato

Oil and fibre plants:

  • Swede rape
  • Turnip rape
  • Linseed with the exclusion of flax.