Royalty Collection

We support plant breeders in the UK by making sure the value of their work is recognised and that the correct payments are made for the use of certified and farm saved seed.

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It is a legal requirement to declare the use of farm saved seed and pay for the use of eligible varieties. If you believe you need to make a declaration, please find out more about how to do so here.

Royalties from certified and farm saved seed help to safeguard the future of crop production. Breeding programmes to develop new varieties that are more suited to growing conditions in the UK required significant investment and years of research and development.

This commitment is rewarded through royalties which ensure continued investment into UK plant breeding without which we would not see the variety improvements and benefits we have today.