A list of new varieties of agricultural plants for protection, including leek and coriander
The Agricultural and Rural Unit 11 publicly solicited opinions on the "List of Protection of New Agricultural Plant Varieties of the People's Republic of China (the 11th batch)" on November 12, 2018. The deadline for feedback is December 12, 2018. The public can log on to the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs for feedback.
The reporter found that 51 genera and species were involved in the 11th batch of list of protection of new varieties of agricultural plants, including leek, coriander (alias coriander), Pleurotus ostreatus, Flammulina velutipes, starfish and honeysuckle.
The reporter learned from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas that in order to strengthen the protection of new varieties of plants, since the first batch of protection lists of new varieties of agricultural plants were released on June 16, 1999, 10 batches of protection lists have been officially issued, expanding the scope of protection to 138 genera (species), covering major food and economic crops.
In the past 20 years, China has taken measures in many aspects to protect new plant varieties. The Regulations on the Protection of New Plant Varieties promulgated and implemented in 1997 have played an important role in the protection of new plant varieties, stimulating breeding innovation, speeding up the promotion of improved varieties and promoting the development of national seed industry. On April 23, 1999, China joined the International Union for the Protection of New Plant Varieties (UPOV). By the end of June 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Areas had accepted 24 145 applications for variety rights at home and abroad, granting 10 981 varieties. Last year, the number of applications reached 3 842, ranking first among the members of the International Union for the Protection of New Plant Varieties (UPOV), and China has become a big country for the protection of new plant varieties.