Field Inspection plant propagation material


In this training you will be introduced to the basic principles of field inspection. You will learn to identify risks, analyze them and formulate control measures. You will practice carrying out an inspection. Also how to take a representative sample and assess deviations. You will become aware of the importance of good hygiene.

After completing the training, you will be able to make a reliable statement regarding field (seed)production.


Starting date: June 2024

Target group

This training course has been specifically developed for Field Inspectors in vegetable and/or ornamental nurseries and seed companies. 

Date and location
Dates: have to be determined 

Location: Naktuinbouw, Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands.


A mixture of theoretical introductions and practical cases, exercises, assignments and discussions. The course will be given in English on bachelor science level.


  • The importance and place of field inspection in the production chain
  • Field inspection quality requirements and assurance
  • Field inspection process: approach, systematics and reporting elements
  • Competencies of a field inspector
  • Plant propagation material (varietal identity, varietal purity and weeds)
  • Know your enemy: diseases and pests in plant propagation material
  • Risk analysis
  • Plant sampling; taking a representative sample
  • Hygiene basics

Participants will be taught how to critically assess situations in daily practice . These skills can then be used to implement in daily practise or to motivate their colleagues to work according to their companies fieldinspection protocol.


2024 Training fee: costs have to be determined

The fee includes course related costs such as materials, catering and administration, but excludes board and lodging and VAT.

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