ISTA Purity and Germination Workshop - POSTPONED

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12.05.2020 - 14.05.2020


Kiev, Ukraine

Due to the rapidly evolving situation and increasingly rising concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, this Workshop has been postponed.

We will provide an update with the new dates as soon as possible.

Our sympathies are with those affected during this difficult time.

Workshop Organizer

ISTA Secretariat
Zürichstrasse 50
8303 Bassersdorf

Andreea-Nicoleta Militaru
Contact email: andreea.militaru@ista.ch 

Local Organizer:

Seed Association of Ukraine
Kiev, Ukraine

Siuzana Grygorenko
Contact email: seeds.ukraine.2010@gmail.com

Nataliya Grunvald 
Contact email: n.grunvald@agrosert.com.ua


Dr. Sylvie Ducournau - Member of the ISTA Germination Committee
Ing. Agr. Augusto Martinelli - Member of the ISTA Purity and Germination Committees


Favor Park Hotel
Vulytsya Marshala Konyeva, 6
Kyiv, 03191

Aim of the workshop:

This workshop aims at presenting and discussing the principles of the ISTA Purity Analysis, Determination of Other Seeds by number, Thousand-seed weight determination and Germination Test, and their practical application on different species.
Language: English (slides and presentations)

Workshop content: 

The workshop will consist of lectures and practical exercises. It will offer the opportunity for general discussion on purity and germination testing, as well as for specific questions regarding testing procedures. The ISTA Rules and the ISTA Handbooks will be discussed and used during the workshop.

Preliminary Programme:

- Introduction to ISTA
- ISTA methods for Purity, Other Seed Determination and Germination
- Seed identification
- Testing coated seeds
- Quality Assurance aspects
- Calculation and reporting results

List of species for the Workshop

- Brassica napus
- Glycine max

- Helianthus annuus
- Pisum sativum
- Zea mays

Participation Fee:  

The number of participants is a minimum of 25, without which the workshop will be cancelled and limited to a maximum of 30 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: 12 April 2020
Payment deadline: 10 days from the date invoice is issued

For cancellations made after 12 April 2020 registration fees are non-refundable.
Payment by credit card (MasterCard and Visa) is possible upon request to the ISTA Secretariat.

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. 

Travel & Visa information:

If you require invitation letter, or for any additional information, please contact: 

Andreea-Nicoleta Militaru
Email: andreea.militaru@ista.ch

Invitation Letter will be issued by ISTA Secretariat only after payment of Registration Fee.


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