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CONSERVATION AND AMATEUR VARIETIES
  
Conservation variety - means a landrace or a variety of agricultural and vegetable plants, naturally adapted to the local and regional conditions and threatened by genetic erosion.
    
Amateur variety (variety developed for growing under particular conditions) - means a variety of vegetable plant with no intrinsic value for commercial crop production, but presenting an interest for the conservation of biodiversity.
    
A conservation variety or amateur variety is accepted to the Polish National List, on the maintainer's application, if:
-it presents an interest in "region of origin", in which it has historically been grown and to which it is naturally adapted - it refers to conservation varieties only
- it is distinct, uniform and stable
- its maintainer submitted a suitable denomination
- it is maintained in a given region of origin - it refers to conservation varieties only
- it is not listed in the national list or in the common catalogue as the variety other than a conservation variety or amatour variety
- it was deleted from a national list or from the common catalogue at least 2 years before the application date or the expiry date of the period, in which the marketing was permitted, i.e. till 30th June of the third year following a variety deletion
- it is not protected neither by national nor by Community plant variety right (including provisional protection)
   
Application for acceptance of a conservation variety or variety developed for growing under particular conditions (amateur variety) to the Polish National List (NLI)
form - .doc
   
   
To the application should be attached the decision of the Minister of Agriculture on recognizing of:
- a conservation variety as a variety presenting an interest in given region of origin 
- a variety developed for growing under particular conditions as a variety with no intrinsic value for commercial crop production

Time limits for filing applications
In case of conservation and amateur varieties there is no charge
 
Conservation varieties admitted to the NLI