Plant Variety Review Committee

Overview

Makes recommendations for new plant varieties and crops developed by University of Illinois faculty and staff.

Committee Status:

Active

Chair(s):

Members:

Ex-Officio

  • Richard Denhart
  • Brad Edwards
  • Neal Merchen
  • Doug Miller

Detailed Description

Makes recommendations for new plant varieties and crops developed by University of Illinois faculty and staff, including:

  • Applications for plant variety protection on new crop varieties via plant variety protection certificate. 
  • Certification and release of new crop varieties.
  • Terms of release of new crop varieties, including levels of fees or royalties to be collected on protected and/or release varieties.
  • Release of plant populations and germplasm.