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Founded in 1924, with the aim to develop and publish standard procedures in the field of seed testing, ISTA is inextricably linked with the history of seed testing. With member laboratories in over 70 countries/distinct economies worldwide, ISTA membership is truly a global network.

Vision

Uniformity in seed quality evaluation worldwide.

Mission

ISTA members work together to achieve their vision of 'Uniformity in seed quality evaluation worldwide'. Our Association produces internationally agreed rules for seed sampling and testing, accredits laboratories, promotes research, provides international seed analysis certificates and training, and disseminates knowledge in seed science and technology. This facilitates seed trading nationally and internationally, and also contributes to food security.
 


Click on the video below to watch moments from the 2019 ISTA Congress held in Hyderabad, India:
 
 

Events

ISTA Workshop on Quality Assurance and...

Date:

17.12.2019 - 19.12.2019


Location:

Bangalore, India


ISTA Workshop on Germination, Viability...

Date:

25.03.2020 - 27.03.2020


Location:

Bornova - Izmir, Turkey


ISTA Workshop sur l’Assurance Qualité...

Date:

21.04.2020 - 24.04.2020


Location:

Tunis, Tunisia


ISTA Workshop on Tetrazolium Testing...

Date:

20.05.2020 - 22.05.2020


Location:

Peri, Italy


ISTA Annual Meeting 2020

Date:

25.05.2020 - 28.05.2020


Location:

Verona, Italy


ISTA SHC Workshop: Seed Health Methods...

Date:

31.08.2020 - 04.09.2020


Location:

Pretoria, South Africa



 


Rules 2020 available online



 
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Latest Issue of Seed Testing International



STI 158 October 2019
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Seedling Evaluation Handbook 4th Edition



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Seed Science and Technology



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