Indo-German bilateral workshop on 'Principles of DUS Testing of Rose Varieties and Vegetables
Indo-German bilateral workshop on 'Principles of DUS Testing of Rose Varieties and Vegetables according to UPOV System' was organised at IIHR on Dec 14-15th in association with PPV&FRA, New Delhi. Ms Friedhilde Trautewein, expert on rose and vegetable DUS testing from BSA, Germany deliberated on DUS testing procedures and Plant Breeders' rights in Germany. Dipal Roy Chowdhury, Joint Registrar, PPV&FRA deliberated on PPV&FR Act of India. Representatives of South Indian Floriculture Association as well as commercial rose growers and exporters participated in the workshop and discussed about the issues related to 'Plant variety protection' in rose. Scientists and research staff of Directorate of Floriculture-Pune, AICRP-NARP-Pune, UHS- Bagalkot participated in the workshop besides the crop breeders and DUS workers from IIHR. DUS guidelines in rose and vegetables were discussed in detail and visits were organised to fields where DUS testing was in progress.