Central Control and Testing Institute in Agriculture in Bratislava (Ústredný kontrolný a skúšobný ústav poľnohospodársky v Bratislave -ÚKSÚP), Department of Seeds and Planting Materials, is the responsible state authority (official body) for certification/approval/control and monitoring for seed and propagating material practically of all planted species (field crops, vegetable, potatoes, fruit, vine and ornamental plants except forest reproductive material).

Our institution is managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic.

The Institute is member of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) and is authorised to issue ISTA certificate.

The Institute is also the designated authority of Slovak Republic in the system of variety certification of the international Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Department of Seeds and Planting Materials is the inspection body for co-existence by GMO crops production. 


ÚKSÚP (Slovak republic Certification Agency)
Odbor osív a sadív (Department of Seeds and Planting Materials)


"Matúškova 21
833 16
Slovak Republic"


00 421 2 598 80 257


Head (name)

Mária Tatarová



Other contacts

Director of the Institute

Vitáriusová Anna
Phone : 00 421 2 54 775 369

Head of Department of Seed and Planting Material

Tatarová Mária
Phone : 00 421 2 598 80 216

Head of Seed Testing Laboratory (ISTA laboratory)

Pastvová Gabriela
Phone : 00 421 2 598 80 253

Head of Seeds and Propagating Material Legislation Section

Majdeková Helena
Phone : 00 421 2 598 80 255

Head of Crop Inspection
Register of Suplier
OECD Seed Schemes Certification

Drinka Peter
Phone : 00 421 2 598 80 317

Head of Seed Potatoes Certification

Juraj Švec
Phone : 00 421 55 790 12 26


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