The new Calibration Manuals for Anthurium and eggplant are published. They are also published in Japan, on the website of NARO/NCCS. The manuals replace the present Calibration books.
In the coming two years Naktuinbouw and NCSS (residing under NARO, the Japanese Institute for Agricultural Sciences) will develop Manuals for chrysanthemum, tomato, Gerbera and tulip.
Since 2016 Naktuinbouw and Japan work together on the harmonisation of DUS testing. The aim is to accept and take over Plant Breeders’ Rights reports. Part of this collaboration is the development of joint Calibration Manuals, based on the Japanese Testing Manuals and Dutch Calibration books. This will result in 10 Calibration Manuals.