Seeds and seedlings are one of the most important materials for agricultural production. In order to ensure sustainable development of agriculture, it is important to promote production and distribution of quality seeds and seedlings. The Center for Seeds and Seedlings, NARO (NCSS) aims to operate variety registration system and inspection system of seeds and seedlings based on the Plant Variety Protection and Seed Act and produces foundation seeds and seedlings of potato and sugarcane.
The Netherlands Inspection Service for Horticulture (Naktuinbouw) and the Center for Seeds and Seedlings, NARO (NCSS) have established Calibration Manual for DUS test. This time, a manual for lettuce (ver.2) has been published. The manual includes many photos and easy-to-understand explanations of the observation methods and can be used as a reference for the growing tests in other countries, including those in East Asia.
NCSS has released its 2022 brochure.