Arrangements for collecting farm-saved payments on eligible potato varieties were first introduced in 2001.
Unlike the farm-saved seed payment rates for combinable crops which are set each year on a crop by crop basis following negotiation between BSPB and the farming unions, farm-saved seed payment rates are set for each eligible potato variety by the variety owners.
Click here for details of varieties currently eligible for FSS payment.
BSPB has been appointed to collect farm-saved seed payments on the variety owners' behalf.
Under plant health regulations, potatoes can only be sown as farm-saved seed for one generation after certified seed. All growers who have purchased certified seed of potato varieties eligible for farm-saved seed payments will automatically receive a farm-saved seed declaration form to complete and return to BSPB the following year.
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Potato Farm Saved Seed Agreement
For selected potato varieties, a number of potato breeders are introducing the Potato Farm-Saved Seed Agreement – or PFA - from spring 2013. BSPB will administer the PFA scheme on breeders’ behalf, acting as agent. The objective of the new scheme is to improve transparency and compliance in the collection of royalties on farm-saved seed (FSS) in the potato sector, so protecting investment for the future development of improved potato varieties.
Continued investment and innovation by potato breeders is essential, not only to help growers meet the requirements of a dynamic and changing market place, but also to address new climatic, agronomic and environmental challenges.
For further information on the PFA click here and for a sample PFA click here.
For queries relating to farm-saved seed potatoes email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01353 653208