Follow up course for seed samplers

On 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 samplers

Currently, 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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Technical Board for Variety Testing

On Thursday 26-11-20, the Technical Board for Variety Testing will meet to consider recommendations regarding. DUS and VCU testing. At this meeting, varieties of winter and spring barley, oats, spring wheat, field peas, broad beans, spring oilseed rape, potatoes, sugar beets and maize are evaluated.

First stage of the establishment of new barn

On Friday, June 26, we celebrated the first stage of the establishment of our new barn, which will have 1200 m2 under roof plus a smaller overhang for intermediate storage.

Potato Core Plant Collection

The Danish Potato Core Collection moved to the TystofteFoundation

Statistics of multiplication areas of

Statistics of multiplication areas of spring crops ands grasses

Descriptive Variety Lists 2020

The Danish descriptive variety lists for respectively. agricultural crops and lawns have been published and are available at

The spring work in the field has ended.

It is with great satisfaction that the field work of trials for testing of spring sown crops like cereals, beets, maize and legumes is completed by the end of April.