Seed quality, health and identity are of paramount importance for the global economy and the environment. To discuss all aspects of seed quality, the symposium brings together seed analysts, technologists, researchers and managers from universities, research institutes, government and the seed trade. It provides a forum for discussion of the latest advances in seed science and technology, as well as an opportunity to exchange ideas and information.
Intending participants are invited to submit oral and poster papers under the above theme. The research reported in offered papers can cover both the scientific basis of aspects of seed quality and its technological application in seed testing. In all sessions we welcome papers on established and novel seed testing methods, and on tropical and temperate crop species, wild species, flowers, trees and shrubs, including species with potential for use in plant breeding and in habitat regeneration.