About the Plant Variety Development Office CLG (PVDO)

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PVDO is the body authorised under Statutory Instrument (SI) No.273/2007 to administer the collection of royalties on farm saved seed (FSS), sometimes called home saved seed, in Ireland.

FSS is legally defined as seed planted on a farmer's own holding using material harvested from that holding. The regulation of the use of FSS in Ireland is governed by SI No.273/2007. Royalties at the rate of 50% of the sum charged for certified seed payable on all FSS used by a grower. This applies whether the seed has been processed by a processor or not.

You can calculate your payment of FSS royalty by using our online calculator >>

For further information on royalty payments please contact

Plant Variety Development Office CLG (PVDO)
Marina House
Clarence Street
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
Tel: +353 1 663 8700
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Payment is due to PVDO by 13th February 2017 for seed sown in period 1 June 2016 to 31 December 2016

Payment is due to PVDO by 30th June 2017 for seed sown in period 1 January 2017 to 31 May 2017


Address: Marina House, Clarence Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 663 8700 Fax: +353 1 663 8704 Email: info@pvdo.ie