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On June 1, 2022 obligation of pre-treatment agent Florissant 830 for Helleborus

The Post Harvest Knowledge Centre has carried out verification testing to ascertain whether the Florissant 830 product complies with the VBN norms for the pre-treatment of Helleborus. This research has shown that all conditions have been met to make Florissant 830 mandatory as a pre-treatment agent.

As of December 1, 2021, new maturity photo series for Petunia, Dahlia, Pelargonium (Zonale Grp), Pelargonium (Peltatum Grp), Osteospermum, Calibrachoa, Gazania, Fuchsia, Viola (Cornuta Grp) and Viola (Wittrockiana Grp)

As of December 1, 2021, these new photo series will be placed on the VBN website.

Traceability code on the plant passport will be mandatory for a number of potted plants as of 31-12-2021

Traceability code on the plant passport will be mandatory as of 31-12-2021 for a number of potted plants (Citrus, Coffea, Lavandula dentata, Nerium oleander, Olea europea, Polygala myrtifolia and Prunus dulcis).

From January 1, 2021 changes in the product specification of Helianthus (plants)

As of January 1, 2021, the supply specifications of Helianthus will be adjusted with the aim of providing correct and complete supply information.

From January 1, 2021 changes in the product specification of Mandevilla

As of January 1, 2021, the supply specifications of Mandevilla will be adjusted with the aim of providing correct and complete supply information.

Adjustment of General VBN specification Plants with regard to the Plant Passport

There is an adjustment in the General VBN Plant specification because the Plant Passport is required by law for all plants as of 14 December 2019.

Choice of pre-treatment products for Astilbe, Scabiosa and Oxypetalum will be expanded

On January 1, 2020, there will be a change in the VBN product specification for Astilbe, Scabiosa and Oxypetalum. In the summer of 2019, the Post-Harvest Knowledge Centre has carried out verification testing to ascertain whether some products complies with the VBN norms for the pre-treatment of Astilbe, Scabiosa and Oxypetalum.

From January 1, 2020 one product group for Dianthus in the garden plants

From January 1, 2020, there will be one product group for Dianthus in the garden plants. All Dianthus house plants product codes will be transferred to the Dianthus garden plants product group (3 09 024 01).

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.