Forest Research’s chemical analysis laboratory shows its quality

Recent results from inter-laboratory comparison exercises run across Europe show the excellence of analyses generated by the chemical analysis laboratory at Forest Research

News from Forest Research: June 2012

Specialist chemical analysis equipment in the Forest Research laboratoryAs part of the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP), the laboratory is one of sixty-one laboratories from thirty-three countries that annually process and analyse samples. Results are compared so that laboratories with very different results can improve their quality control procedures.

The Forest Research laboratory’s results in the last exercise were excellent, achieving the highest level of accuracy in 82% of the tests.

Very similar results were obtained in a recent inter-laboratory test of foliar analyses in which sixty European laboratories took part.

Further information on the analyses offered by the laboratories at Forest Research, or email François Bochereau.

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