Seed Control Department is a structural unit of State Plant Protection Service (SPPS) which, within the scope of its mandate, is in charge of fulfillment of SPPS missions pursuant to "Seed Circulation Law", Plant Varieties Protection Law and Seed Trade Provisions adopted by the Cabinet. Seed Control Department incorporates Certification and variety testing Division and National Seed Testing Laboratory accredited by International Seed Testing Association (ISTA).

Main tasks of Seed Control Department are :

  • To carry out seed and seed potatoes certification process, including field inspections, official sampling, seed analyses and variety post- control in odder to implement legislative acts relating to seed circulation;
  • Registration of seed growers, producers and seed traders;
  • Training, education and examination of field inspectors, samplers and seed analysts;
  • Registration of plant breeder's rights;
  • Organization of  distinctness, uniformity, stability (DUS) tests;
  • Maintain The Latvian State Register of Protected Plant Varieties;
  • Maintenance of Latvian Plant Variety Catalogue;
  • Organization of  VCU trials  for new varieties.

More information is available at: 


State Plant Protection Service


Lielvardes 36/38, Riga, LV 1006, Latvia




37 167 027 302


Head (name)

Ms Kristine Kjago



Other contacts

Director of Seed Control Department

Daiga Bajale
Phone : 37 167 113 262

Head of National Seed Testing Laboratory

Solvita Berga
Phone : 37 167 112 716


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