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Pre-Congress ISTA Workshop on Seed Morphology and Seed Identification for Purity and OSD Test

       
 

Date:

22.06.2019 - 24.06.2019


Location:

Hyderabad, India


 


Organizers:


Indo American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. G. V. Jagadish  (jagadish@indamseeds.com)
Mr. Chandrashekara Bhat  (chandrashekara@indamseeds.com)

Telangana State Seed & Organic Certification Authority
Dr. Keshavulu Kunusoth  (keshava_72@yahoo.com)


Lecturers:

Dr. Andrea Jonitz - Member of ISTA TCOM Germination, Purity and GMO
Prof. Dr. Norbert Leist - Past President of ISTA, former Chair TCOM Tetrazolium, member of TCOM Purity, Variety, Rules

Aim of the workshop:

The correct identification of other seeds in a sample is of main importance not only in regard of seed trade requirements and to national regulations. 
The aim of the workshop is to provide knowledge about seed identification in a range of species of weeds at both the theoretical and practical level; therefore an introduction is given in:

  • seed morphology in general and
  • the meaning of seed characteristics for systematic classification, thus allowing
  • the identification of family, genus, species step by step                                     
  • finally the participants shall be able to identify by themselves unknown seeds in a systematic way.

Language: English (slides and presentations)


Location:

Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre
Kondapur, Izzathnagar
HITEC City
Hyderabad, Telangana 500081



Workshop Content:

Lectures and practical training on seed identification of cultivars and weeds by morphological characteristics will be given
About ten important plant families with six species each were selected to train the determination of seeds by the aid of botanical keys
Additionally some severe weeds were chosen from the ISTA Universal List to become familiar with the tools for seed identification
Special regard is given to the Poaceae with species of  Avena, Polygonaceae with Rumex and Caryophyllaceae with Silene
Further lectures deal with the set up of seed collections, use of GRIN as well as internet information and literature
Also the application of ISTA Rules for Purity Test, Determination of Other Seeds by Number including reporting of results will be discussed and demonstrated               


Participation Fee:  

The number of participants is a minimum of 20, without which the workshop will be cancelled and limited to a maximum of 22 participants.

ISTA Members: 500 EUR

ISTA Non-Members: 750 EUR

Note: The Participation fee will include all literature and supporting material for the workshop, lunches and coffee breaks, workshop dinner and transfer between the workshop venue and hotels (except airport transfer). It does not include accommodation or meals other than those specified.

Registration deadline: 22 April 2019

If you would like to attend the workshop please fill in the registration form. An invoice will be sent to you, which has to be paid before the participation confirmation will be generated. Please indicate any dietary requirements during registration. 
All payments are required by 22 May 2019

Please note: 

Payment by credit card (MasterCard and Visa) is possible upon request to the ISTA Secretariat.     

For cancellations made before 22 May 2019 registration fees are refundable less 50 Euro Administration Fee
For cancellations made after 22 May 2019 registration fees are non-refundable





Suggested Accommodations:   
 
Participants are asked to book accommodation directly with the hotels

Hotel The Park
22 Raj Bhavan Rd, Somajiguda
Hyderabad, Telangana 500082
http://www.theparkhotels.com/hyderabad.html
 

Hotel Mercure KCP
6/3/0551 Banjara Hills Main Rd, Irram Manzil Colony, Somajiguda
Hyderabad, Telangana 500082
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8824-mercure-hyderabad-kcp/index.shtml


Note: A shuttle bus is arranged for pick-up and drop all participants from/to the hotels suggested above to/from the workshop venue on all three days.

Travel & Visa information: Letter of invitation for obtaining visa and to travel is issued for all registered participants only after payment of the participation fee.


 




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