Everyone samples regularly in daily life. For example, you can taste a delicious piece of melon on the market and then decide to buy a melon. Sampling is taking a decision based on limited information. It is impossible to taste all the melons!
During the Professional Seed Sampling course you will explore the different steps in the sampling process. You will be informed about all the important aspects when taking a sample. On completion of the course you will gain knowledge how to take a reliable representative sample according to the sampling process and the guidelines of e.g. NAL (Naktuinbouw Authorized Laboratories).
This training is intended for (new) employees involved in taking samples of seeds. Experienced employees can refresh their knowledge and skills of the sampling process and reflect on their own practice.
After successful completion of the Professional Seed Sampling course you are a recognized sampler as part of NAL.
Date and location
Duration: 1 training day and next day skills and proficiency check, (1 hour participant-trainer.)
Training date: Thursday 2 April 2020. Skills and proficiency check: Friday 3 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 seed sample. The course will be given in English.
Phases in the sampling process
Sampling techniques and methods
Making choices (samplers responsibilities whether or not to take a sample)
Use of tools
Taking a reliable, representative sample according to NAL guidelines
Taking non-selective samples
Packing and shipping of samples
Certificate: after a successful and satisfying test result (exam), you will receive a certificate
The Training fee is € 630,-. The fee includes course related costs such as materials, exam, catering and administration, but excludes board and lodging and VAT.
Training course only starts with enough registrations. You will be timely informed upon cancellation. Our cancellation arrangement is stated in our general conditions, (artikel 6.) Our privacy statement reveals the careful way in which we treat your personal data.