ISTA Workshop on Advanced Seed Vigour Testing

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ISTA Workshop on Advanced Seed Vigour Testing


20.02.2017 - 23.02.2017


Bengaluru, India

* Workshop cancelled - re-schedule for late 2017 or early 2018 *

International Seed Testing Association, The ISTA Vigour Committee and Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bengaluru, India invites you to an Advanced Workshop on Seed Vigour Testing. The workshop will be focused on two of the ISTA validated tests, the Radicle Emergence test and the Conductivity test. The workshop will be made up of practical experience of the two tests, lectures and interactive seminars. It will also offer an opportunity for general discussion on seed vigour and time for participants to ask specific questions regarding vigour testing procedures.
As this is an advanced workshop, some knowledge of the concept of vigour will be assumed and participants should have experience in vigour testing.

Workshop content

  • General introduction to seed vigour and its importance
  • Physiological basis of the Radicle Emergence and Conductivity tests
  • Radicle Emergence test: development and validation.
  • Application of the Radicle Emergence test to field and vegetable crops
  • Conductivity test for Pisum sativum, Phaseolus vulgaris. Glycine max, Cicer
  • arietinum, Raphanus sativus
  • Interpretation of data from vigour tests
  • The seed ageing/repair hypothesis as an explanation for vigour and its assessment
  • Avoiding the production of low vigour seed
  • Future developments in vigour testing and link to assessment of normal germination
  • General discussion: seed vigour in a practical context. 
Practical work
  • Participants will complete and assess the radicle emergence test for maize, rice, radish and sweet pepper or tomato and the conductivity test for Phaseolus vulgaris, Cicer arietinum and Raphanus sativus
  • Participants will also assess the results of the radicle emergence test for onion, cauliflower and sweet pepper or tomato.
Question and answer sessions  
These will focus mainly on the two tests of the workshop but also on questions on vigour testing for other crops of interest to the participants.  

Self assessment  
The participants will complete an informal, written, self-marked assessment based on vigour in general and the two tests in particular. The responses of the whole group will form the basis of a discussion.  

Alison Powell PhD DSc (Chair of ISTA Vigour Committee, University of Aberdeen, UK).
Stan Matthews PhD DSc (ISTA Vigour Committee member, University of Aberdeen, UK)

Seed Laboratory IN07, Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India)Pvt.Ltd.
7th km, Banashankari-Kengeri Link Road,Kengeri Hobli, Channasandra
Rajarajeshwari Nagar Post, Bengaluru-560 098, India
E-Mail: jagadish@indamseeds.com
Website: www.indamseeds.com
Fon: 080-2811356/28612356/28615104 /28611499
+ 91 9845274209

The workshop will be organized by: Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bengaluru, India at Seed Laboratory INO7.

Participants are asked to book accommodation directly with the hotels. Please indicate 'ISTA Workshop' when booking and inform the local organizer.    
The Workshop Hotel:  
La Marvelle, #1, 14th Cross, South end circle,2nd Block,Jayanagar, Bangalore- 560011, India Tel: +91-80-4333 5333. Mail id.: info@lamarvella.com  
Single room including breakfast: INR6, 013 (Euro78 ) + taxes.    
Alternative accommodation:  
Hotel President, # , Elephant Rock Road, Jayanagar3 rd Block, Bangalore - 560 011 Tel: +91 80 4180 8777; Email: gmsales@paihotels.com
Single room including breakfast: INR 4876 (Euro 64) + taxes.  
Hotel  Pai Viceroy, # 1504, 16th cross, 9th Main, Jayanagar3 rd Block, Bangalore - 560 011 Tel: +91 088920 77889; Email: gmsales@paihotels.com Single room including breakfast: INR 3600 (Euro 47)   
Double room including breakfast: INR 4100 (Euro 54)    

Participation Fee:  
ISTA members: Euro 500; Non-ISTA members: Euro 750  
The participation fee includes all literature and supporting material for the workshop, lunches and coffee breaks, excursion, workshop dinner and transfer between the workshop venue and hotels (except airport transfer).  
The number of participants is for a minimum of 20 and maximum of 25.  
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.  
Payment by credit card is possible upon request to the ISTA Secretariat.  
Registration and payment deadline is 15.12.2016  
Please note:   For cancellations made before 10.12.2016 registration fees are refundable less CHF 50.00 administration fee.  
For cancellations made after 10.12.2016 registration fees are non-refundable.  

About Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Bangalore (or ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, Bengaluru ) is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Bangalore is India's third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban agglomeration. Located at a height of over 3,000 feet (914.4 m) above sea level, Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. The city is amongst the top ten preferred entrepreneurial locations in the world. Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bengaluru, India has a seed testing laboratory IN07, and was the first private laboratory in India in 2002 to be accredited by ISTA. The core business of Indo American Hybrid Seeds is production and marketing of hybrid seeds and the company established a seed laboratory for testing seed for purity, germination, and vigour. The Company also has a seed health laboratory and a molecular diagnostics laboratory. It has been in business serving Indian and international clients since 1965. More information about Indo American Hybrid Seeds, Bengaluru, India can be found at www.indamseeds.com


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