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The "International Rules for Seed Testing" contain standardised methods and techniques to be used in seed testing, which are internationally harmonised and constantly reviewed by the ISTA Technical Committees.
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ISTA regularly publishes range of technical Handbooks, the scientific journal 'Seed Science and Technology', the semi-annual news bulletin 'Seed Testing International' as well as different proceedings from the ISTA events.
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ISTA Members benefit from prioritised conditions and special reduced registration fees for ISTA Congresses, Ordinary Meetings, Symposia and Workshops.
Be involved in the seed testing methodology development

ISTA Members are part of an international network of seed professionals and represent the expertise in seed science and technology. ISTA Members can become directly involved in ISTA Technical Committee work, having contact to leading seed experts worldwide.
Participate in the ISTA Proficiency Test Programme

ISTA Member Laboratories are eligible to participate in the ISTA Proficiency Test Programme. The Proficiency Test provides an opportunity for ISTA members to assess their technical performance and to benchmark themselves with the ISTA laboratory community.
Become accredited and issue ISTA International Certificates

Member Laboratories can become accredited by ISTA. Accredited laboratories have proven their technical competence in carrying out seed testing in accordance with the ISTA Rules, and operate an effective quality management system. They are authorised to issue ISTA International Seed Analysis Certificates.
Participate in the ISTA decision making process

ISTA Personal Members may be appointed as Designated Members and obtain authorisation to vote at ISTA Ordinary Meetings on behalf of the government concerned.


Rules 2017 now available online

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Latest issue of Seed Testing International

STI 152 October 2016
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AOSA/SCST/ISTA Annual Meeting 2017 Registration is open!

Denver, Colorado, USA 19-22 June 2017

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