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26 Jul 2010

Proficiency Guidelines for the Sampling of Bulk Fertilizer Shipments

Accurate and representative sampling is a crucial and challenging operation requiring knowledge of the product being sampled as well as of the correct sampling process. Trading parties within the global fertilizer industry often apply different methods and procedures for sampling operations, which can subsequently lead to varying degrees of representativeness of the samples being taken. In order to facilitate more effective sampling plans, the IFA Working Group on the Harmonization of Fertilizer Sampling and Quality Analysis Methods has developed a set of proficiency guidelines for the sampling of bulk fertilizer.

Publisher: IFA, Paris, France, July 2010
Date of publication: 26 Jul 2010
Language: English