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.

Recent News

  • Oat back to category 2

    11 August 2017

    The offer oat is not sufficient enough. The ministry of Economic Affairs has therefore given permission to placed back oat the National Annex to the category in  read on

  • Onion-sets red back to category 2

    20 March 2017

    The supply of red onion sets this year is not sufficient anymore. The Ministry of Economic Affairs has therefore given permission to replace red onion sets from  read on