Production & Quality control
Besides breeding new varieties, the
production of good quality seed is an important aspect. In order to secure
availability our seed production is divided over different geographical
locations in the world.
In order to produce seed which is true to
type, one must become knowledgeable in the reproductive process as well as the
techniques used for maintenance selection, the genetic diversity and identity,
seed harvesting, seed cleaning and seed storage.
Holland-Select can rely on many years of
experience and partnerships around the world to assure good quality and
sufficient seed supply every year. We finance every year a large production, we
carry an important stock of the most commercial varieties to ensure supplies.
We are committed to provide our customers
with the highest quality. This starts with the selection of growing areas and
partners in carefully chosen parts of the world. These locations have been
seriously tested for reliability over the years.
Systematically we visit and monitor all
production fields worldwide. All produce is shipped to our facilities in the
Netherlands where the quality of the seed is checked.
We test the quality and germination of
every seed lot according the rules of the ISTA, International Seed Testing
Apart from the ISTA tests, we run extra
checks developed by our own laboratory where the quality and vigor of the seed
is checked over before it is being released to our clients.
We also run grow-out trials under glass and
on our trial grounds.
Furthermore, additional tests are carried
out by official laboratories to guarantee the quality of the seeds before it is
conditioned and distributed.