Naktuinbouw stops asking for supplementary test material

News publication date: 08 June 2022

As of July 1 2022, we will stop asking for supplementary test material. We will test the number of leaves / seeds you supply. It is therefore important that you supply sufficient sample material.

Monsters nemen van plantmateriaal voor toetsen

Who delivers the samples?

For legal samples, Naktuinbouw takes the sample and our laboratory tests the material. The result applies to the batch/lot. In the case of services, the customer takes the sample and Naktuinbouw tests the sample. The correct quality and quantity of the sample for service is the responsibility of the customer.

On our website you will find the required test numbers.

Supplying not enough sample material

Naktuinbouw Laboratoria has an extensive testing portfolio for many crops. We do everything we can to ensure that our services run smoothly. However, it often happens that customers do not supply enough sample material. Supplement requesting sample material for testing is a time-consuming, disruptive and error-prone process. 

How often was not enough sample material supplied?

  • In 2019, there were 66 customers and 176 samples for supplement requesting.
  • In 2020, there were 62 customers and 414 samples for supplement requesting.
  • In 2021, there were 39 customers and 642 samples for supplement requesting.

In 50 percent of the cases, a supplement was provided. In the other 50 percent, this was not possible or necessary. This took a lot of extra time and work, causing a delay in turnaround times.