Seed sown from 30th June – 31st January is due for submission and payment by the following 31st January.
Spring Crops are due for submission and payment by the following 30th June.
Rates of Royalty Payable
Payment rates are traditionally on average 50% of the full rate payable on certified seed. This aims to strike a balance between farmers right to save seed and the contribution of modern plant breeding to the significant genetic gains enjoyed by growers.
Current Most Common Royalty Rates:
Beans – €60.00 plus VAT @ 23%
Oil Seed Rape – €2,790.00 plus VAT @ 23%
Triticale – €85.00 plus VAT @ 23%
Spelt – €156.00 plus VAT @ 23%
All others – €42.50 plus VAT @ 23%
Please note there are some exceptions to the rates above, which are listed on our online calculator / submission form or in your self declaration mail out.
A COMPLETE LIST OF THE VARIETIES ON WHICH PLANT BREEDERS RIGHTS APPLY IS AVAILABLE BY SEARCHING THE OFFICIAL LISTS OF EU AND IRISH REGISTERED VARIETIES.