Variety Use Agreement (VUA)

The Variety Use Agreement (VUA) platform is a web-based tool used to support and increase plant breeding investment and innovation by facilitating royalty collection in a cost effective manner. It is built on the principles of value, transparency and choice for producers. The VUA applies to specific seed varieties as determined by plant breeders and their distributors. 

When producers purchase a VUA variety and divert some of that grain at harvest for seed use and plant it the following spring, they will be invoiced a ‘Variety Use Fee’ for use of the variety. This fee (which is set at the time of certified seed purchase) will be invoiced to the producer every year that the farm saved seed of the SVUA variety is grown. 

Varieties

Click through the menu below to view varieties and their maximum prices. The maximum reflects the maximum VUA fees that will be charged to a producer who is using these varieties as farm-saved seed on their own farms.

Variety: Esma
Breeder: Ackermann Saatzucht GmbH & Co. KG, Irlbach, Germany
Distributor: SeCan

Maximum VUA rate: $7:00 per acre (Eastern Canada) or $2:00 per acre (Western Canada)

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Variety: RGT Planet Two-row
Distributor: SeCan
Maximum VUA rate: $7:00 per acre (Eastern Canada) or $3:00 per acre (Western Canada)

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Variety: KWS Kellie
Breeder: KWS LOCHOW GMBH, Germany
Distributor: SeCan

Maximum VUA rate: $7:00 per acre (Eastern Canada) or $3:00 per acre (Western Canada)

Peas

Variety: DL Delicious
Breeder: DL Seeds
Distributor: FP Genetics

Maximum VUA rate: $2.00 per acre

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Variety: DL Goldeye
Breeder: DL Seeds
Distributor: Riddell Seed Company

Maximum VUA rate: $2.00 per acre

Fababean

Variety: DL Tesoro
Breeder: DL Seeds
Distributor: Riddell Seed Company

Maximum VUA rate: $2:00 per acre

Pinto

Distributor: Canterra Seeds
Variety: ND Palomino 

Maximum VUA rate: $5:00 per acre

Variety: ND17009GT
Breeder: North Dakota State University
Distributor: SeCan

Maximum VUA rate: $11.00 per acre

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Distributor: SeCan
Variety:  ND21008GT20
Maximum VUA rate: $11/acre (not yet registered, not for sale until registered)

Variety: CS Daybreak (CWRS)
Breeder: Limagrain Cereals Research Canada
Distributor: Canterra Seeds

Maximum VUA rate: $2.00 per acre

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Variety: CS Accelerate (CPSR)
Breeder: Limagrain Cereals Research Canada
Distributor: Canterra Seeds

Maximum VUA rate: $2:00 per acre