ISTA Workshop on Germination Analysis & Viability by Tetrazolium Testing and Quality Management in Seed Testing

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15.01.2018 - 19.01.2018


Bangalore, India

Please note that this workshop is fully booked.
If you wish to have your name added on the waiting list, please contact the ISTA Secretariat.

ISTA and Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) are looking forward to host you at the "ISTA Workshop on Germination Analysis & Viability by Tetrazolium Testing and Quality Management in Seed Testing".



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
Phone: 080-2811356/28612356/28615104 /28611499


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

Aim of the workshop:

The workshop deals with the topics of Viability and Germination of 7 crops and offers the theoretical background as well as intensive hands on training.
The different information of the test results of germination and viability testing will be shown up, to enable seed testers to interpret the test results of a seed lot factually correct and to inform the customers adequate.
The quality management based use of ISTA methods in the seed testing laboratory is an integral part of the workshop.  

Workshop content:

The workshop offers possibility for discussion of the germination methods, the practical evaluation of seedlings as well as the preparation and evaluation of seeds for their viability with Tetrazolium salt.
Both methods were worked out in a comparative way with agricultural crops: Glycine, Oryza, Brassica, Helianthus and vegetable crops: Capsicum, Allium, Solanum.
Special aspect is given to the characteristics showing non-viability in tetrazolium and abnormalities in germination testing.


Seed Laboratory IN07
Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

Participants are asked to book accommodation directly with the hotels. Please indicate 'ISTA Workshop' when booking and inform the local organizer.  
Suggested Accommodations:     

Hotel La Marvelle - 14th Cross, South end circle,2nd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore- 560011, India
Tel: +91-80-4333 5333. 
Email: info@lamarvella.com   
Price for Single room including breakfast: approx. 6 013 INR (Euro 78 ) + taxes.     

Hotel President - Elephant Rock Road, Jayanagar3 rd Block, Bangalore - 560 011
Tel: +91 80 4180 8777
Email: gmsales@paihotels.com 
Price for Single room including breakfast: approx. 4 876 INR (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
Price for Single room including breakfast: approx. 3 600 INR (Euro 47)    
             Double room including breakfast: approx. 4 100 INR (Euro 54)     

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.

Participation Fee:  

The number of participants is for a minimum of 20 and restricted to a maximum of 20 participants.

ISTA Members: 500 EUR

ISTA Non-Members: 750 EUR

Note: 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).
It does not include accommodation or meals other than those specified.

Registration deadline: 15th November 2017

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 prior to the 15th November 2017 in EUR and payable to ISTA. 

Please note: 

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

For cancellations made before 10 December 2017 registration fees are refundable less 50 Euro administration fee.   
For cancellations made after 10 December 2017 registration fees are non-refundable

About Bangalore & Indo American Hybrid Seeds

  • 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.
  • Indo American Hybrid Seeds - Bengaluru, India has a seed testing laboratory IN07, and has  been accredited since 2002. The Company also has a seed health laboratory and a molecular diagnostics laboratory.
  • The core business of Indo American Hybrid Seeds is production and marketing of hybrid seeds. It has been in business serving Indian and international clients since 1965. Website: www.indamseeds.com


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