Heubach test method

 

The ESA reference method "Assessment of free floating dust and abrasion particles of treated seeds as a parameter of the quality of treated seeds" is intended to assess the amount of free floating dust and abrasion particles of treated seeds under defined mechanical stress conditions.

Use of the dust test by industry laboratories as described in the abovementioned ESA reference method ‘Assessment of free floating dust and abrasion particles of treated seeds as a parameter of the quality of treated seeds’ asks for monitoring of the performance of the laboratory. This shall be done either by successfully participating in corresponding seed industry driven ring tests organized by a laboratory which is accredited to ISO 17025 by its national accreditation body for the Heubach dust analysis according to the ESA reference method ‘Assessment of free floating dust and abrasion particles of treated seeds as a parameter of the quality of treated seeds’, or by a certification which confirms an appropriate application of the Heubach methodology delivered by an independent certifying body.

 

The following laboratories have participated in the seed industry-driven ring test. 
It is now the responsibility of each laboratory to inform their clients whether or not their participation in the ring test was successful.  

COMPANY

TOWN

COUNTRY

ILVO

MERELBEKE

BELGIUM

MARIBOHILLESHOG APS DANEMARK

HOLEBY

DENMARK

CAUSSADE SEMENCES

CAUSSADE CEDEX

FRANCE

LABORATOIRE FNPSMS/GERM-SERVICES

MONTARDON

FRANCE

LABOSEM

LOIRE-AUTHION

FRANCE

MONSANTO SAS PEYREHORADE

PEYREHORADE

FRANCE

SYNGENTA CETAPP

GAILLON

FRANCE

SYNGENTA FRANCE SAS CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

NERAC

FRANCE

TERRENA

BEAUFORT EN VALLEE

FRANCE

BASF SE

LIMBURGERHOF

GERMANY

INSTITUT DR. NUSS GMBH & CO.KG

BAD KISSINGEN

GERMANY

KWS SAAT SE

EINBECK

GERMANY

SYNGENTA AGRO GMBH

MAINTAL

GERMANY

BACS-AG SEEDCARE LABORATORY

KECSKEMÉT

HUNGARY

MONSANTO SEED PHYSIOLOGY LAB

ENKHUIZEN

NETHERLANDS

SYNGENTA SEEDS BV

ENKHUIZEN

NETHERLANDS

COBICO LABORATORY

WIELICZKA

POLAND

SYNGENTA LLC SEEDCARE INSTITUTE RAMON

LOPATKI

RUSSIA

SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG

STEIN AG

SWITZERLAND

MONSANTO GIDA VE TARIM TICARET LTD. STI.

MUSTAFAKEMALPAŞA-BURSA

TURKEY

SYNGENTA LLC SEEDCARE INSTITUTE UKRAINE

DNIPRO

UKRAINE