Technology [photo] 

At a commemorative event held on 13 September 2003, Neville Crosse - the Chairman of the Omnia Group - used a quote by Warren Buffet, an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist: “Time is the friend of the wonderful company and the enemy of the mediocre”.

The past planting season was in many respects one of the most difficult in years. Firstly conditions before planting – during the soil preparation period – was very wet, which hampered primary soil tillage. The first rains fell relatively late and this put pressure on the planting process.

Proficiency testing is a crucial part of any laboratory's internal quality control system. Not only does it demonstrate (and evaluate) conformance, accuracy and precision, it also offers a platform for comparison with other laboratories.