A new system of seed breeding for agricultural crops has been adopted in the Republic of Tatarstan. Thus, since 2018 it is allowed to sow grain seeds of the 3rd generation seed plots and pulses seeds of the 4th ones with the permission of patent holders and originators.
From 2019, the 3rd generation seeds will be included into the category of mass reproduction seeds.
Seed breeding enterprises, included into “Elite Tatarstan seeds” Association, produce in bulk original and elite seeds in the Republic of Tatarstan. According to the specialists’ words of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Tatarstan, seed breeding enterprises produce 55 varieties of grains, pulses and cereal crops, 6 varieties of rape, 8 varieties of perennial grasses, having effective collaboration with 15 science and research institutes and testing stations. Within the recent years, quite a lot of new high yielders with good technological qualities have been produced. Over 20,000 tons of certified seeds are being prepared for distribution by family seed breeding households.