Registration to VDLUFA EU-Fertiliser Ringtest Q9/2017 open
Registration to the 9th VDLUFA EU‐Fertiliser Ring Test EU Q9/2017 is now open until February 3rd, 2017. This year, two nitrogen fertiliser samples of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate (CAN 27) and Urea 46 are to be analysed according to official (e. g. EU) or standardised methods.
The ring test is organised by VDLUFA section III "Fertiliser Analysis" and particularly addresses notified fertiliser research laboratories (regulation EC 2003/2003, articles 30 and 31). However, the test is open to any laboratory worldwide. For further details please consult our website.
Announcement of the 129th VDLUFA-Congress
128. VDLUFA-Congress 2016 in Rostock
From the 13th to 16th of September 2016 the VDLUFA hosts it's annual congress in association with LMS Agrarberatung GmbH / LUFA Rostock and University of Rostock. The main topic this year will be:
„Anforderungen an die Verwertung von Reststoffen in der Landwirtschaft“
For three days, professionals in applied agricultural sciences and invited experts will discuss about waste material recycling in plant and animal production as well as about current topics in animal and plant production, seed and agricultural analytics.
To subscribe for our conference and our social program visit the congress-homepage www.vdlufa2016.de (available in German only).
Working Group PCR Analysis of VDLUFA-Section VI „Feedstuff Analysis“ publishes article about „GMO analysis of feeding stuffs – current challenges“
The Working Group PCR Analysis of the Section Feedstuff Analysis of the Association of German Agricultural Analytic and Research Institutes (VDLUFA) depicts the current challenges to the analyst for the testing of feed which are consisting, containing or produced from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It particularly describes the challenges in testing of feed which arise from the Commission Regulation (EU) No 619/2011 and the rules for the "ohne Gentechnik” (“GMO-free”) labelling of food (according to the German Regulation: “EG-Gentechnik Durchführungsgesetz”). Also the difficulties in analytical testing of compound feed are examined with regards to botanical impurities of GMO as well as related sampling strategies. Furthermore the analytical detection of EU non-authorised GMO in feed and products produced from such GMO are considered.
The article can be downloaded at:
GMO analysis of feeding stuffs – current challenges
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