|Test round 16-2 B.bri started with the shipment of three samples of Brachiaria brizantha seed: for purity, other seed determination, germination, viability and moisture testing.
A blank Orange International Seed Lot Certificate has been enclosed in order to give all participants the opportunity to practice reporting on OIC.
Dispatch date was June 30, 2016 and the deadline for reporting test results to the Secretariat was October 1, 2016. The deadline was extended to October 15, 2016. By this date 89% of the 133 participants had submitted their test results.
Heterogeneity test results are provided on the ISTA web site to allow the participants to review them.
Heterogeneity results are the mean results of 10 samples that had been tested by the Test Leader prior to sample dispatch.
The results are not necessarily the means that will be calculated but shall give a first indication of the seed quality parameters.
With publishing this heterogeneity test report, no further results are accepted for submission.
Laboratories are kindly requested not to provide results of re-tests unless they wish to receive advice from the Secretariat or the Proficiency Test Leader on issues encountered or specific questions arising.
PT Chair contact data:
Thüringer Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft TLL Referat Saatgut
Phone: +49 3641 454213
Fax: +49 3641426224