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.
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