CSITC ROUND TRIAL 2017-4 COMPLETED - Registration for 2018

The 2017-4 Round Trial under the auspices of the Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC Task Force) was conducted during the 4th quarter of 2017, and results were sent out on December 27.

A record high of 96 testing facilities from all continents submitted results from 155 instruments.

With a median evaluation result of 0.375, this evaluation is continuing the very good level of Round Trial evaluations, although it is not adding a new record, which were given with many of the 2016 and 2017 Round Trials. This is again confirming the excellent laboratory evaluation results in 2016 and 2017 and hence the substantial reduction of interlaboatory result variation compared previous years. In fact, the variation is 30% lower than in 2012.

Looking at the complete year 2017, it was in sum 105 different laboratories, that sent results and were evaluated.

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.

Currently ICAC is preparing for the 2018 RT series and its participants - and you can join this activity. For this, please contact the ICAC secretariat for your participation (csitcsecretariat@icac.org). Participation cost is 260 USD per Round Trial (including up to 4 instruments), or 1040 USD for a complete year.