CPVO entrustmentDUS entrustment continues
On October 15, 2021, TystofteFoundations DUS testing was CPVO entrusted. The present entrustment is valid until 2024
Many thanks to the DUS group for updating both procedures and instructions before this summer’s audit and a big congratulation to the whole team
Harvest of beets 2021Harvest of beets 2021
Now we started the last harvest of the year in the beets, which consists of both fodder beets and sugar beets. Lots of physical work with topping, picking up and assessing the individual beets. Subsequently the results will be evaluated both in terms of value and DUS testing and ready for the Technical Board on the 26th of November
Seed Sampling Courses autunm 2021TystofteFonden conducts "Basic Seed Sampling for New Seed Samplers" on the 22nd and 23rd of November and "Follow up course for Seed Samplers " on the 15th of November. Both courses tage place at Mødecenter Odense. More information and participation confirmation can be found on the Danish part of tystofte.dk under certification/prøvetagning/kursus i prøvetagning
Assessments of the control plots of 2021 propagations of grassesTystofteFonden has now completed the assessments of the control plots of grassland propagations for this season, companies have been notified directly of the results and data have been uploaded in Seed Certification database.
Now follows the assessments of cereals and in parallel we sow the control plots of grassland propagations 2022.
Registration in OBS-2021Collection of disease data in the cereal observation plots has just begun. Find the data under results - observation plots - 2021
First cut has been taken in VCU forage grass at Tystofte.First cut has been taken in VCU forage grass at Tystofte.
Desciptive List 2021The descriptive variety list has now been published. It is available under Results/Descriptive Lists
Spring drill on TystofteIn excellent spring weather, the first seeds are waiting for the first plots to be drilled
Meeting in Working Group of Seed CertificationOn Tuesday the 27th April at 10:00 to 12:00, the biannual meeting in the Working Group of Seed Certification is held. The meeting will be held online and is open to anyone with interest in Danish Seed certification.
For registration please contact
ISTA accreditation 2020In September 2020, ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) conducted an audit at TystofteFondation, with the purpose to renew accreditation obtained in 2017. In February 2021, the accreditation was approved, which means that companies that do not have their own accreditation will be covered by TystofteFonundation's accreditation under DK11.
Brexit and export to the UKExports of seed to the UK now requires ISTA certificates, OECD labels and the following text on the label "GB rules and standards". The exporter of certifies seed must ensure that GB rules and standards are met. Seeds of standard quality are excluded from these requirements. On the Danish Agricultural Agency's website you can read more about rules for import and export to the UK. For exports to Northern Ireland, there are no changes, as Northern Ireland remains part of the EU single market.
Happy new year 2021At Tystofte, we are ready to service, collaborate and help in the process of producing propagation material. We will test, assess and our Plant Novelty Board decides for both varieties and seed lots. We are looking forward to a continued constructive collaboration. For laboratories doing analyzes of cereal seeds, we start with a small New Year's rocket, as it is now possible to make purity analysis and number determination by help of a dedicated mashine. However, before you get started, there are some introductory exercises that need to be completed - click on the picture for more information - in Danish only. Remember deadlines regarding
• application for natiolan listing: 20. January 2021
• Application of seed multiplication: 1. February 2021 regarding winter cereals
A happy new year from all employees at the TystofteFoundation
Merry ChristmasShortly before Christmas, it's time to say thank you for the past year - thanks to applicants, samplers, field inspectors, post - inspectors, FCS wizards, seed laboratories, testing sites and employees at TystofteFonden. Together we have come through a difficult year with Corona limitations and we have delivered together, even though we work separately!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Follow up course for seed samplersOn Monday 23 November, 10 experienced seed samplers from various seed & cereal companies in Denmark attended the follow-up course for seed samplers.
They were introduced to a new ISTA log, an updated "Instructions in Seed Sampling " and their future collaboration and affiliation with the Tystofte Foundation.
The syllabus for the course is the aforementioned Instructions - a "bible" of almost 300 pages, which contains comprehensive information about, among other things certification, calculation of the number of samples, various methods of sampling and handling, including special rules for the use of a sleeve type sampling stick, regarding one-compartment type and separate compartment type respectively, for ISTA sampling, as well as rules for import and much more.
Due to Corona restrictions, 2 seed samplers could unfortunately not participate in the follow-up course - their update is therefore postponed to 2021.
Tystofte Foundation thanks the participating seed samplers for a really good day with many exciting discussions.
Training of new seed samplersCurrently, 12 new eed samplers are being trained from various seed & cereal companies in Denmark and they are examined in theoretical seed sampling. Subsequently, the trainees are also examined in practical seed sampling before they are fully authorized to take representative samples of small packages, big bags, boxes and even whole wagon loads.
Click on the picture for more information