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If you grow, sell or stock flower bulbs in the Netherlands, you must register with the Flower Bulb Inspection Service (Bloembollenkeuringsdienst, BKD). They inspect the quality of all flower bulb crops in the Netherlands. There are 2 types of inspection: extended or simple inspection.
What happens during the inspection?
During inspection, the flower bulbs are registered. The BKD inspector inspects the crop on the field, and a sample taken from the flower bulbs is tested in the laboratory for viruses, bacteria and nematodes. In some species, the BKD also inspects the harvested flower bulbs.
Import and export inspection
Do you export or import flower bulbs to or from non-EU countries? Then also, the BKD will carry out an inspection.