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From October 15, 2019 weight mandatory grading code for Christmas and Decoration green products

Weight is an important purchasing criterion for Christmas and decoration greenery products.

Documentation about changed requirements for importing plants with attached growing medium

From 1st of  September 2019, changed requirements apply to the import of plants with attached growing medium, such as soil, peat, coco peat, perlite, etc.

Adjustment of Helianthus in pots product specification with regard to maturity

There is an adjustment in the product specification for Helianthus in pots. From the 1st of May to 1st of October the possibility is offered to supply Helianthus in pots at all maturity stages.

Choice of pre-treatment products for Celosia cristata will be expanded

The Post-Harvest Knowledge Centre has carried out verification testing to ascertain whether the Florissant 810, Florissant 830 en Chrysal Grow 20 products complies with the VBN norms for the pre-treatment of Celosia cristata.

Choice of pre-treatment products for Achillea millefolium will be expanded

In the past year, the Post-Harvest Knowledge Centre has carried out verification testing to ascertain whether Florissant 810 and Florissant 830 complies with the VBN norms for the pre-treatment of Achillea millefolium.

Number of stems per bunch (L11) mandatory for all cutflowers from 1st of january 2019.

The number of stems per bunch (L11) is information that has become more important to buyers over the years. The request to supply this information with cutflowers is becoming more frequent by the day. Supplying this information leads to lower costs for buyers/customers, more satisfied consumers and ultimately better pricing and more revenue. To get there it is necessary that suppliers present this information by default. Only then can buyers accurately set up their processes. For these reasons the number of stems per bunch (L11) will be made a mandatory characteristic code on position 5 for all cutflowers.

Number of stems per bunch (L11) mandatory for Rosa on position 5 from 1st of December 2018.

The number of stems per bunch (L11) is information that has become more important to buyers over the years. The request to supply this information with cutflowers is becoming more frequent by the day. Therfore the number of stems per bunch (L11) will be made a mandatory grading code on position 5 for all cutflowers.

Number of stems per bunch (L11) mandatory for Lilium from 1st of August 2018.

The number of stems per bunch (L11) is information that has become more important to buyers over the years. The request to supply this information with cutflowers is becoming more frequent by the day.

Number of stems per bunch (L11) mandatory for several cutflowers from 1st of June 2018.

The number of stems per bunch (L11) is information that has become more important to buyers over the years. The request to supply this information with cutflowers is becoming more frequent by the day.

Choice of pre-treatment products for Astilbe will be expanded

In the past year, the Post-Harvest Knowledge Centre has carried out verification testing to ascertain whether the Floralife Express Clear 100 product complies with the VBN norms for the pre-treatment of Astilbe.

Plant passport requirement expanded

From 14 December 2019 the requirement to have a plant passport will be expanded as a consequence of the new Plant Health Regulation. The new Plant Health Regulation replaces the current European Phytosanitary Directive 2000/29/EC.

Choice of pre-treatment products for Rosa will be changed

On 15 March 2018, there will be a change in the VBN product specification for Rosa. In the past year, the Post Harvest Knowledge Centre has carried out verification testing to ascertain whether the Floralife Express Clear 100 product complies with the VBN norms for the pre-treatment of roses.

Six additions to the EU Xylella host plant list

The European Commission has added 6 new plants to the Xylella host plant list. The host plant list contains plants that are susceptible to Xylella fastidiosa. All plants on this list require plant passports for trading within the EU.

Cleaning up and making the ‘colour-treated’ product codes uniform from 1 February 2018

Customers have been expressing a need for greater clarity in terms of colour-treated product codes. Apparently, colour-treated product codes are not required to specify the colour, but the situation is not uniform. Currently, the quality code S50 ‘flower/berry/fruit colour’ is recommended, the colour is added to the product name, or neither is applicable. Therefore, a […]