04.06.2019 - Press release new grants
Nine applications for a total amount of €230.375,- were granted at the 8th round of the Fund 2015-2019.
25.01.2019 - Label Extension Batavia for greenhouse cultures of leavy vegetables
At the request of Glastuinbouw Nederland, the Ctgb decided to extend the certification of Batavia, based on spirotetramat. Now Batavia will be available in the Netherlands for use in protected cultures of Endive, leavy cabbages, aromatic herbs, rucola, lamb's lettuce and the uses for seed production.
15.01.2019 - New grants
Seven applications for a total of €112.300,- where granted at the 7th round of the Fund 2015-2019.
30.10.2018 - Label extension of ppp Met 52 OD
At the request of Glastuinbouw Nederland, the Ctgb decided to extend the certification of the pesticide Met 52 OD, based on Metharhizium anisopliae strain F52. This green pesticide against insects and mites will be used in covered and uncovered crops of floriculture, tree nurseries, vegetables and arable crops.
16.10.2018 - Various label extensions of Scelta
The Dutch Fruit Organization (NFO) together with Certis Europe B.V. realized various label extensions of Scelta, aided by the Expert Centre.
16.07.2018 - Persbericht nieuwe toekenningen
In de zesde aanvraagronde van het Fonds 2015-2019 zijn acht aanvragen voor financiële ondersteuning voor onderzoeks- en toelatingskosten gehonoreerd voor een totaalbedrag van €139.818. Deze projecten dragen bij aan de oplossing van knelpunten. Eén van de toegekende projecten betreft een project dat het Expert Centre Specialty Crops als prioritair had gekwalificeerd.
29.01.2018 - Press release
The Dutch Fruit Organization (NFO) together with Bayer CropScience realized a broad authorization of Cantack in fruit. With help of the minor use funding the NFO was able to purchase the authorization data from Germany.
18.12.2017 - Press release New grants
08.11.2016 - Press release Press realease: Extension of Steward for covered and uncovered cultures of leavy cabbage, beans and kohlrabi
At request of DuPont, the Board for authorization of plant protection and biocides (Ctgb) has decided to extend the admission of Steward for the covered and uncovered cultures of leavy cabbage, beans and the uncovered culture of kohlrabi.
26.01.2016 - Press release New grants
20.01.2016 - Press release New start for minor use fund
04.09.2015 - Press release Signum
At the request of the sector, the Dutch Board for the authorisation of plant protection products and biocides (Ctgb) decided to extent the authorisation of the fungicide Signum with the cultivation of poppy seeds, linseeds, rapeseeds, mustard seeds, Gold of pleasure seeds, flax, chicory roots, beet leaves, skirrets, Calla lilies, Eucomis bicolor (pineapple lily) and Allium spp (ornamental).
12.08.2015 - Press release Score 250 EC
At the request of LTO Glaskracht Nederland and Syngenta Crop Protection, the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of plant Production Product and Biocides has decided to extend the authorisation of the fungicide Score 250 EC.
“Good news, that Score 250 EC can be used in glasshouse cultures of Chinese cabbage and Pak Choi. But we are really looking for insecticides for aphid control in this minor crop” said Leon Duijvestijn, Chinese cabbage grower
and member of the Plant Health network of LTO glaskracht Netherlands.
12.08.2015 - Press release Wing-P
At the request of BASF Nederland BV, the Dutch Board for the authorisation of plant protection products and biocides (Ctgb) authorised the new herbicide Wing-P. In this first (zonal) authorisation a large number of small crops is included. Wing-P is allowed in corn, onions, shallots, leek, flower bulbs and corms (field) and tree nursery crops (field). Wing-P is furthermore allowed in the following small crops: lupine (all purposes), sunflower (all purposes), evening primrose, crambe and echium (not for human consumption or animal feed), sweet corn, leguminous green fertilisers, elephant grass, Aconitum, Astilbe, hosta, paeonia, tree nursery crops (on seedbed), perennial crops (root stock and transferred plants) and field breeding and seed production of: floriculture, vegetable crops and many arable crops.
14.04.2015 - Press release Callisto
At the request of Vlas en Hennep.NL, Plantum and Syngenta Crop Protection, the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) has granted a label extension for the herbicide Callisto for use in fibre crops, grass seed production (excluding perennial ryegrass), turf production, flower seed production, oilseed rape, other oilseeds (eg. poppy), Miscanthus, sweetcorn and for control of Cyperus esculentus.
29.01.2015 - Press release: Hussar
At the request of Vlas en Hennep.NL, Plantum and Bayer CropScience, the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) has granted a label extension for the herbicide Hussar vloeibaar for use in flax and seed production of bentgrass.
19.12.2014 - Message: Securo
18.12.2014 - Press release: Serenade
18.12.2014 - Press release: Tracer
At the request of the Dutch fruit growers Organisation, LTO Nederland and Dow Agroscience the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of plant Production Product and Biocides has decided tot extend the authorisation of the insecticide of Tracer.
18.12.2014 - Press realease: Dual Gold
At the request of Plantum, also on behalf of other sectors, the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) has granted a label extension for the herbicide Dual Gold for use in breeding, flower seed production, vegetable seed production and seed production of most arable crops, evening primrose, strawberry, garlic, aromatic root crops, gladiolus, Liatris, 2-year grown roses, 2-year grown fruit trees, Fagus and perennials.
17.11.2014 - Press release: Switch
At the request of the sector and Syngenta Crop Protection B.V. the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides has decided to extend the authorisation of the fungicide Switch with the cultivation of lupin for fodder crops and foods (human consumption), garden cress and rocket and with the outdoor cultivation of apricots, peaches, fruiting vegetables of Cucurbitaceae with edible skin (gherkins, courgettes and cucumbers), parsnips, parsley roots, lovage roots and medicinal root crops (a.o. valerian, ginseng and echinacea).
24.10.2014 - Press release: Signum
At the request of the sector the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides has decided to extend the authorisation of the fungicide Signum with the outdoor cultivation of spinach, parsnips, salsify, horseradish, garlic, spring onions, aromatic root crops and medicinal root crops. This label extension was obtained at the request of BASF Nederland B.V. in close cooperation with the Product Board Arable Crops and LTO Vollegrondsgroenten.
01.10.2014 - Press release: Scelta
The Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) has granted a label extension for the acaricide Scelta for breeding and seed production. The extension of the authorisation was on request of Plantum, the Dutch association for the plant reproduction material sector, in close cooperation with the crop protection company Certis Europe. The Dutch Minor Use Fund financially supported the authorisation procedure.
29.08.2014 - Press release: Boxer
At the request of the sector the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides has decided to extend the authorisation of the herbicide Boxer with the cultivation of pulses, lupin (for human consumption and animal fodder), fiber crops, parsley root and aromatic root crops and with the outdoor cultivation of parsnips, aromatic herbs, medicinal herbs and sunflowers (cutflowers). This label extension was obtained at the request of Syngenta Crop Protection B.V. in close cooperation with the Product Board Arable Crops, Plantum, LTO Vollegrondsgroenten and LTO Glaskracht Nederland. Financial support for this apllication came from the Minor Use Fund.
21.07.2014 - Press release: Switch
The Board for authorisation of plant protection products and biocides (Ctgb) has agreed to approve a label extension for Switch in minor crops. This label extension was obtained at the request of Syngenta Crop Protection B.V. in close cooperation with LTO Glaskracht Nederland within the framework of an Expert Centre Speciality Crops project.
02.07.2014 - Press release: Opus Team
The Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) has re-registered the fungicide Opus Team, and extended the authorisation with several crops including flax. This is most welcomed by the Dutch flax growers, who urgently demand effective fungicides for mildew control.
The extension of the Opus Team label was on request of BASF, in close collaboration with Plantum as the coordinator on the availability of plant protection products for flax growing. On behalf of the sod production sector BASF and Plantum as well requested label extension for sod production (turf grass), but unfortunately this could not be honored.
The Dutch Minor Use Fund financially supported the request for label extension for flax and sod production.
29.04.2014 - Press release: Monarch
The Dutch Board for Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) has agreed to approve a label extension for Monarch in unprotected ornamental crops (summer flowers).
This label extension was obtained at the request of Belchim Crop Protection NV in close cooperation with LTO Glaskracht Nederland within the framework of an Expert Centre Speciality Crops project. “Rhizoctonia is a problem in unprotected summer flowers. Monarch can be seen as a welcome addition for the control of this disease” said Aad Vernooy, network coordinator for summer flowers LTO Glaskracht Nederland.
29.04.2014 - Press release: Authorisation BotaniGard with minor crops
At the request of the sector the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides has decided to extend the authorisation of BotaniGard WP with the open air cultivation of flowers and perennials, with soft fruit and with plant breeding and seed production. The application was an Expert Centre project, in which Certis Europe BV collaborated with LTO Glaskracht, the NFO and Plantum (as coordinator on behalf of the sector).
24.01.2014 - Mededeling: Luna Previlege
Via een KUG (Kleine Uitbreiding Gebruiksgebied) heeft Luna Privilege in de Ctgb collegevergadering van 22 januari j.l. een uitbreiding in een reeks gewassen gekregen. Het reeds uitgebreide etiket wordt met veel kleine teelten aangevuld. Deze uitbreiding is tot stand gekomen op aanvraag door Bayer CropScience en in overleg met LTO Groeiservice en het expert centre speciality crops.
02.04.2013 - Press release: Crop protection industry very active with label extensions
Recently the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) approved several label extensions for the fungicide Flint of Bayer CropScience. Extension was approved for use in the cultivation of fibre plants, madder, the uncovered cultivation of root parsley, parsnip, turnip, rutabaga and black salsify and the breeding and primary propagation of arable, vegetable and fruit crops, herbs and ornamentalswithin glashouses.
BASF Nederland BV has submitted label extension together with the re-registrastion of the product Scala. Now the re-registration is finalized, the label is extended with the use in the protected cultivation of cucumber, zuchinni, gherkin, the unprotected cultivation of grape, blackberry and raspberry and in tree nurseries of apple and pear. Scala can be used for the control of botryis and scab.
08.03.2013 - Press release: Stomp 400 SC now available for use in lupine, parsnips and summer flowers
Upon request by the sector, Ctgb approved the label extension of the herbicide Stomp 400 SC for use in the cultivation of lupine for food and feed, the cultivation of parsnip and the cultivation of summer flowers aconitum astilbe, hosta and paeonia.
27.09.2012 - Press Release: Rovral Aquaflo now widely used in Chinese cabbage, bok choy and lettuce under glass
At the request of the sector has Ctgb decided the admission of the drug Rovral Aquaflo expand to the covered cultivation of Chinese cabbage, mustard, pak choi, and choisum comatsuna. It is also labeled in covered cultivation of lettuce broadened.
13.09.2012 - Press release: Snow mold in turf production is manageable
30.08.2012 - Press release: Major label extension of Steward in fruit and leafy vegetables
06.08.2012 - Press release: Quick return Rizolex for radish
02.08.2012 - Press release: Fenomenal gets authorisation for lettuce and endive
26.04.2012 - Press release: Orvego welcome authorisation for lettuce and corn salad
30.03.2012 - Press release: Tramat 500 now allowed in all relevant grass seed crops and the growing of turf
29.03.2012 - Press release: Signum in Paksoi under glass
29.03.2012 - Press release: Authorisation for Altacor in radish
29.03.2012 - Press release: Label extension Previcur Energy
19.03.2012 - Press release: Mega step for crop protection in speciality crops
07.03.2012 - Press release: Label extension Titus provides important contribution in achieving effective weed control for the cultivation of chicory inulin
27.02.2012 - Press release: Label extension of Thiram Granuflo for speciality crop radish
02.02.2012 - Press release: Crop protection gaps in speciality crops: A new approach in 2012!
29.11.2011 - Press release: Label extension of Vertimec Gold solves may problems
12.08.2011 - Press release: Producers of grass seeds and turfs pleased with authorisation of Puma S EW
Dutch Ctgb authorises the use of the herbicide Puma S EW for the production of grass seeds and of turfs.
17.06.2011 - Press release: Label extension of Tracer solves many problems
On request of the sector Tracer 12567 N with active ingredient spinosad gets a label extension for many crops.
06.06.2011 - Press release: Conference Minor Uses - Co-operation and coordination is the key word
At a European conference in Wageningen om May 18 and 19 is was recently concluded that farmers, authorities and industry need to cooperate closely in finding solutions for crop protection problems in minor crops.
07.09.2010 - Press release: Expert Centre welcomes Dutch commitment to minor uses in Brussels
The Steering Committee of the Expert Centre for Speciality Crops is pleased with the temporary appointment to the European Commission of a Dutch expert.
07.09.2010 - Press release: Expert Centre starts with six projects
The Expert Centre Speciality Crops is a network for speciality crops and minor uses in the Netherlands and Europe. At the first meeting after the summer of the Steering Committee it was decided to start six projects.
15.06.2010 - Press release (in Dutch): Knowledge network to encourage speciality crops
The initiators want to provide more insight into the various procedures via the digital portal of the Expert Centre. They will also be working towards a better coherence of the "behind the screen" procedures. This will enable a faster and easier coordination between research, advice, financing and authorisations so that innovations that are based on Dutch expertise are (more) rapidly reaching the market.