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The ISTA Germination Committee has worked on the revision of the ISTA Handbook on Seedling Evaluation, Third Edition 2003, since the ISTA Congress 2013, held in Antalya, Turkey. The revision is included in a new electronic edition of the ISTA Handbook on Seedling Evaluation, Fourth Edition 2018. 

ISTA members can purchase it from our online Bookstore for 50% discount and non-members can download it directly via this link.

Subject focused handbooks are available in our Online Bookstore:
  • Flower Seed          
  • Forest Tree and Shrub Seed          
  • Germination          
  • Moisture          
  • Nomenclature          
  • Purity          
  • Laboratory Equipment          
  • Sampling          
  • Seed Health          
  • Statistics          
  • Tetrazolium          
  • Variety          
  • Vigour

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