Lacey Barley Under Plant Variety Protection Until June 10

Barley field. Photo © MCIA.

The PVP (Plant Variety Protection) certificate for Lacey barley will expire after June 10, 2022. However, according to the USDA PVP office, growers who plant Lacey barley this spring, before the expiration date, must produce and sell it as certified seed.

Note that after PVP expires, growers selling the seed must still identify it by the variety name ‘Lacey.’

For more information on this topic, please visit the Plant Variety Protection page of the USDA’s website: