Illegal trade in sowing material
The use of certified seed by Polish farmers is one of the lowest in the European Union, which results in reduction of the competitiveness of domestic agriculture on the European market. This state of affairs is largely influenced by the illegal trade in sowing material. As every year at this time, we remind you to be careful when purchasing seed or seed potatoes for sowing. In accordance with the regulations in force, only certified seed, marked with an official label, or material from the farmer’s own harvest shall be used for sowing, bearing in mind the FSS fee due to the Breeder.
We would like to remind you that both the offer and sale for sowing of non-certified material of a variety protected by PBR, and the sowing of the material thus acquired, constitute an infringement of PBR and are subject to civil law sanctions. Moreover, the marketing of material not certified for sowing purposes violates the provisions of the Act on seed production of November 9, 2012.