Biodatabase: Database for organic propagated material
In the organic cultivation, mainly organic propagated material is used. In addition, it is legally obligated to use organic propagated material if there is enough propagating material available.
Naktuinbouw keeps up the availability of organic propagation material at the request of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (EZ). All the available varieties are placed per crop in the biodatabase with the relevant company names of the suppliers.
The crops are divided into 3 categories, based on the availability of organic propagation material within that crop. The categories are listed in the National Annex and are called category 1, 2 and 3.
- Category 1: organic propagation material is obligatory.
- Category 2: organic propagation material is obligatory if the variety is available, if the variety is not available, there is a possibility to request exemption for the use of common propagating material.
- Category 3: organic propagation material is not obligatory
In the biodatabase you can find in which category the (sub)crop is classified.
Suppliers whom supply organic propagated material, make this known to Naktuinbouw themselves. These companies are also responsible to inform Naktuinbouw about the changes in the availability of their plant material.
Spring barley (summer barley) back to category 2
May 15 2018
The supply of Spring barley (summer barley) this year is not sufficient anymore. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has therefore given permission to replace Spring read on
Peppermint back to category 2
The supply of Peppermint (seed) this year is not sufficient anymore. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has therefore given permission to replace Peppermint from the National Annex read on