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Program NAL Proficiency tests 2024 available

Publicatiedatum: 17 januari 2024

NAL authorizes company laboratories to perform seed quality testing. One of the components of monitoring test quality is the proficiency test. The program for the NAL Proficiency tests in 2024 is now available.

Naktuinbouw Authorized Laboratories (NAL) is a system that authorizes company laboratories to perform seed quality testing. The system ensures that seed laboratories offers and maintains the required levels of reliability. Company laboratories can participate voluntarily.

Quality testing of seed

NAL takes all the critical points of quality testing of seed into account: sampling prior to testing, the quality assurance system at the laboratory, the expertise of the analysts, the protocols and issuing the results via NAL quality certificates.

Monitoring test quality

To monitor the quality of the tests, participating laboratories must draw up a program for this. One of the components is that they participate in the (annual) ‘Proficiency test program’.

The 'Proficiency test program 2024' for NAL Laboratories is now available

You will find the program on the NAL page on our website under the heading Regulations – Proficiency tests. The 'NAL Conditions 2024' provide an explanation in Appendix V about the organization of the proficiency tests in seed health. Experienced laboratories without NAL authorization can also participate (on a voluntary basis).

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