As of January 1st, 2021, SMK will publish the revised certification scheme On the way to PlanetProof Plant products, which is valid for all of Europe.
Revision process 2020
This year's review focused on merging the Central Europe and Southern Europe certification schemes into one scheme for all of Europe. Certification based on this scheme is possible in all countries in Europe.
In addition to the merger of the two schemes, a number of bottlenecks have been resolved and the scheme has been updated on a number of points, including the lists of permitted crop protection products.
As part of the review, SMK organized a public written consultation where all interested parties were invited to respond to the draft certification scheme 2021. The Board of Experts finalized the certification scheme on December 3rd.
The substantive changes are explained in the document "Explanation of changes". Some important ones are:
SMK will organize training for advisers, cultivation managers, quality managers and others in 2021. For more information, please contact SMK.
SMK Team plant Products: Stefanie de Kool, Els Lindeboom, John Janssen, Jaap Bij de Vaate, Lien Terryn and Minke van Bentum.