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International Seed Testing Association

ISTA Seed Symposium 2025

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This is the announcement of the Seed Symposium of the 34th ISTA Congress under the theme "Seed Quality for Global Food Security and Biodiversity"

Date 04.05.2025 - 06.05.2025
Location Christchurch
Country New Zealand

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ISTA Seed Symposium 2025
Seed Quality for Global Food Security and Biodiversity


1. New varieties and crops
2. Native seeds for restoration
3. Seed microbial interactions
4. New tools and technologies
5. Seed Health
6. Fundamental principles of seed vigour and dormancy

Submission of papers:

Offers of papers should be submitted online only in the form of an abstract in English, of 400 words maximum.  Papers will be presented orally and in poster form, both forms having equal status.  Papers will be selected for presentation by the symposium convenor and a scientific committee.  As the number of oral presentations will be limited by time constraints, oral presentation of your paper may not be possible and you may be asked to present your paper as a poster.


1 March 2024 Abstracts can be submitted online
1 September 2024   Deadline for submission of all papers.  Authors of papers considered for oral presentation will be contacted for further information on experimental results, additional to the abstract.
October 2024    Authors informed whether papers have been accepted for oral or poster presentation. Authors of papers not accepted for oral presentation may be invited to present their work as a poster.
01 February 2025 Deadline for payment of registration fee by authors of accepted oral papers. If the presenter of an oral paper has not registered, the paper will be replaced in the programme.
01 March 2025   Deadline for payment of registration fee by authors of accepted poster papers. If none of hte poster authors has registered by this time, it will not be possible to present the poster and abstract will not be published. 


Authors of proposed papers are encouraged to explore possible sources of funding for their attendance at the symposium as early as possible. ISTA cannot offer any financial support to authors of papers. However, a letter of acceptance of a paper for presentation (subject to funding) can be provided to assist in funding applications.

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