The VBN (the Dutch Flower Auctions Association) is the umbrella organization for Dutch cooperative floricultural auctions. Joint activities are carried out under the VBN banner on behalf of the Dutch floricultural auctions.




Monday, 12 December 2016
At the request of the FPC, the VBN Regulations Steering Group has been asked to take a decision about modifying the product specification, in order to improve the presentation and quality of Alstroemeria. Read more
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
As you know, the horticultural sector is currently undergoing radical development in many areas. One of the evident trends in consumer needs is for edible plants. Read more
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
For wreaths the grading code S74 (Material diameter) will become mandatory from 1 November 2016 Read more
Thursday, 20 October 2016
From 1 November 2016 the content of quality code S97 (other information on supplier) and K07 (other information on supplier) will be adjusted. Furthermore the new quality codes K14 – K29 will be created to make it possible to specify more CSR certificates in the supply. Read more
Monday, 17 October 2016
At the recommendation of the FPC Cut Hydrangea, the grading code S23 (minimum flower diameter) will be replaced by grading code S84 (average flower diameter) for cut Hydrangea, starting on 1 January 2017. Read more
Monday, 03 October 2016
From 1 November 2016, the grading code S56 (cultivation method) will be included for Vitis, with an implementation period of 3 months. Read more
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
The plant passport number has recently been copied into a digital version. For clock sales and direct sales, it can be attached digitally to the Electronic Delivery Form (EDF). Read more
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
A proposal has been made to the VBN Steering Group to add to the current product specification the option to make the supply of bunches of 25 stems and grading code L11 (number of stems per bunch) mandatory, after a 3-month implementation period. This proposal was accepted by the VBN Steering Group. Read more
Monday, 25 July 2016
Recently contaminations with Xylella fastidiosa were discovered in the south of Italy, southeastern France and Corsica on plants that had not been contaminated before. Read more
Monday, 18 July 2016
There are serious concerns about the further spread of the bacterial disease caused by Xylella fastidiosa from southern Europe. More information regarding Xylella fastidiosa can be found in the included factsheet. Read more