The 2017-2 Round Trial under the auspices of the Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC Task Force) was conducted during the 2nd quarter of 2017, and results were sent out on June 30.

75 testing facilities from all continents submitted results from 124 instruments.

With a median evaluation result of 0.38, this evaluation is continuing the very good level of Round Trial evaluations, although it is not continuing the series of records given with the last Round Trials. This is again confirming the excellent laboratory evaluation results in 2016 and 2017-1 and hence the substantial reduction of interlaboatory result variation compared previous years. In fact, the variation is 30% lower than in 2012.

Round Trials serve to improve cotton instrument testing worldwide by providing detailed, confidential, diagnostic results to each participating laboratory. Participating labs do not receive pass/fail results.

Information about CSITC and a general summary of Round Trial results (information for individual laboratories is confidential) are available on this web site csitc.org --> CSITC Round Trials --> Round Trial Results.

Please contact the ICAC secretariat for your participation. For this, please fill the forms given on this website or contact csitcsecretariat@icac.org with your questions.