Commercial Mixes Quality Assurance Programme

Daltons Quality Assurance Programme
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As part of Daltons dedication to manufacturing the best products possible for the horticultural industry, a comprehensive quality assurance programme covering all of Daltons production processes was introduced in 1999.

This programme was initiated with the assistance of international industry experts and has progressed since to be part of the Farm Management System(FMS). Daltons were fully accredited with the Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme (NIASA) for Growing Media Manufacturers and EcoHort in 2014.

Daltons Quality Assurance Programme is independently audited by Asure Quality, BioGro, Hill Laboratories and the Farm Management System(FMS).

Daltons Quality Assurance Manual defines the procedures and processes of the company to reflect the requirements of Asure Quality, BioGro,the Farm Management System(FMS) and customer expectations.


Daltons Quality Statement
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1. To demonstrate to the horticultural industry our dedication to quality through a management strategy of quality assurance.

2. To demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction through increasing awareness of superior service and improved quality products.

3. To supply product that consistently meets our customer’s needs and specifications.

4. Conducting in-house quality tests on a regular basis complying with pre-determined testing methods and frequency requirements.

5. Arranging for an independent laboratory to verify compliance by monitoring the in house testing methods, frequency and result compilation.

6. Engaging an independent laboratory to conduct additional tests at regular intervals. These and their frequency being determined by Daltons Ltd.

7. Participating in an inter laboratory comparative testing programme to establish uniformity of testing methods and results.

 

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The tests we conduct in-house are:

  • pH
  • temperature
  • EC
  • Moisture content
  • Plant growth index
  • Germination
  • Physical analysis
  • Sieve analysis
  • Benchmark tests
  • Weed assay
  • General growing tests
The tests out sourced are:
  • nutrient analysis
  • pesticide/herbicide/heavy metal residue