How do you know the taken samples of plants really represent the lot? What can you tell about the reliability of the sampling? What kind of methods do you use?
This English training on plant sampling raises awareness of how sampling can affect the test results. At the end of the training you know and have practiced to take representative samples. The sampling process (hygiene, method, craftsmanship) is of great importance to reliable test results. In the end you will be able to take plant samples in the scheme of NAFI, NAL, ASLN and Elite guidelines.
Prospective employees involved in plant sampling (incl. supervisors and team leaders). Also experienced employees (managers) looking for improvement on the companies sampling process within the own company.
The training ends with a practice exam. Passing the exam leads to certificate for qualified plant sampling officer NAL/ASLN, Elite and GSPP.
Date and location
Duration: 1 training day and next day skills and proficiency check, (1 hour participant-trainer.)
Training date: Tuesday 31 March 2020. Skills and proficiency check: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Classroom time: 08.30 till 16.30 hours.
Location: Naktuinbouw, Roelofarendsveen.
Training course starts definitively; registration possible till 15 February 2020.
A mix of theoretical introductions and practical assignments and discussions. You can share knowledge and experience how to improve the quality and reliability of a plant sample. The course will be given in English.
Relevant plant sampling aspects
Pitfalls of the sampler and sampling process
Definition and content of the samples
Plant Sampling process
Company Hygiene in the sampling process
Quality guidelines NAFI/NAL/ASLN, Elite, GSPP
Sampling plans and records
Practical: taking Samples in accordance with quality guidelines
Certificate: After a successful and satisfying test result (exam), you will receive a certificate.
The Training fee is € 695,- The fee includes course related costs such as materials, exam, catering and administration, but excludes board and lodging and VAT.