25 July 2013


The New Zealand Plant Variety Rights Journal, dealing with the NZ equivalent of Australia's Plant Breeder's Rights regime under the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), reports on
application for the 1000th rose variety, accepted from Glenavon Roses for the variety ‘Somirevan’. Applications for rose varieties make up approximately a third of all PVR applications made since the scheme began in 1975. Roses continue to be an important part of PVR with 10-20 varieties tested each season.