When decisions need to be made, the absence of or an incomplete or outdated database can cause significant problems to industry. This was the main reason for the Oil and Protein Seed Development Trust’s decision to fund the annual sunflower crop quality surveys eight years ago.
The first and very crucial step in any crop survey is obtaining the samples that will provide information about the quality of the crop. Without the cooperation of the commercial grain silo owners, members of Agbiz Grain, who supply these samples to the Southern African Grain Laboratory (SAGL) without any cost, these surveys would not be possible.
Ter bevestiging van die SA Graanlaboratorium (SAGL) se standaard van werk en dienste het die Suid-Afrikaanse Nasionale Akkreditasiestelsel (SANAS) in 2019 ‘n sertifikaat van erkenning aan die SAGL toegeken vir voldoening van die ISO 17025 Akkreditasie vir langer as twintig jaar.