Naktuinbouw Certificate Arboricultural crops
There are different types of certificates and marking strips available: white (certification includes origin) and orange (certification includes origin and virus free status).
Besides testing the external quality of propagating material, the internal quality and health are tested. The standards for quality-plus-systems are more stringent than our regular inspection standards. Laboratory tests are often required to establish if all the criteria have been complied with. When certified material is assessed, particular attention is paid to varietal trueness, varietal purity, origin, health (free of viruses, fungi, bacteria or nematodes) and quality.
In arboriculture, Naktuinbouw Certification currently covers the following crops:
- Avenue and Ornamental trees
- Forest- & hedging plants
The Naktuinbouw board establishes our inspection fees each year. The fees are subsequently approved by the Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. The costs are charged based on the cost-maker cost-bearer principle. The fees for inspection can be found here Rates/fees.