Joint Calibration Manuals with Japan published

News publication date: 26 February 2018

New Calibration Manuals for lettuce and watermelon are published. Also for rose and carnation. They are also published on the website of Japan and replace the present Calibration books.

In the coming three years Naktuinbouw and NCSS (residing under NARO, the Japanese Institute for Agricultural Sciences) will develop Manuals for eggplant, Anthurium, tomato, Gerbera, (sweet) pepper 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.