CSITC ROUND TRIAL 2021-3 COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER, AGAIN ON AN EXCELLENT LEVEL. NEW ROUND TRIAL STARTING IN OCTOBER.


The 2021-3 Round Trial under the auspices of the Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC Task Force) was conducted during the 3rd quarter of 2021, and results were sent out on October 4th.

67 testing facilities from all continents submitted results for in sum 133 instruments. Finally the drop during the Corona pandemic is now recovering.

With a median overall evaluation result (OER) of 0.320, this evaluation is one of the best evaluations since the start of the CSITC Round Trials in 2007, just slighty behind the results from the last RT 2021-2. This is showing that the participating laboratories are keeping the excellent level after all the improvements.

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. Any other general information can be found on icac.org.

The organizers of the Round Trial (ICAC, Faserinstitut Bremen and USDA-AMS) are continuing their work on the Round Trials and laboratory participation. Every testing facility can join this activity at any quarter of the year. For this, please contact the ICAC secretariat for your participation (csitcsecretariat@icac.org or miriam@icac.org). Participation cost is 275 USD per Round Trial (including up to 4 instruments), or 1100 USD for a complete year. Registration is open all year.


CSITC_Brochure-Information_20181127.pdf