ENKHUIZEN, the Netherlands, 23 April 2012
Since 21 February, 2012, is INCOTEC International BV (INCOTEC) GSPP 2.0 accredited. This accreditation is granted by the GSPP (Good Seed and Plant Practices) foundation, initiated by the French and Dutch tomato breeding and plant raising companies, united in Plantum NL, UFS and SF3P. In adopting the protocols required for accreditation INCOTEC is taking every measure possible to prevent infection of tomato seeds with Clavibacter michiganesis subsp. michiganesis (Cmm) and is the first subcontractor to attain this accreditation.
There have been an increasing number of Cmm outbreaks during the last several years. The GSPP accreditation will assure growers that their seeds have been handled under strictly controlled conditions and that the seed is in optimal condition to produce a healthy and successful tomato crop.
JanWillem Breukink, CEO INCOTEC Group, “We believe that a joint effort is the only way to secure a thriving industry and healthy crops. The GSPP accreditation underlines the fact that INCOTEC recognizes this responsibility”.
For more information on GSPP see www.GSPP.eu