Uniformity in Seed Quality Evaluation Worldwide
ISTA Members work together to achieve their vision.
The principal objective of ISTA Technical Committees is to develop, standardise and validate methods for sampling and testing of seed quality, using the best scientific knowledge available.
Laboratories accredited by ISTA are authorised to issue ISTA Certificates.
These certificates create a common language for seed vendors and buyers, benefiting international expansion in sales.
17.4.2023 - 20.4.2023
ISTA Workshop on Germination
ISTA Workshop on GerminationISTA and Seed Control and Certification Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Zambia, is looking forward to hosting you at the Workshop on Germination to be held in Chilanga, Zambia in April 2023.Read more
The workshop will include lectures, practical exercises, and group work.
9.5.2023 - 9.5.2023
ISTA Rules discussion session
ISTA Rules discussion session
26.5.2023 - 27.5.2023
ISTA Workshop on Tetrazolium Testing and Equilibrium Relative Humidity…
ISTA Workshop on Tetrazolium Testing and Equilibrium Relative Humidity (eRH) Determination for Native SpeciesCentro Nazionale Carabinieri Biodiversità and the ISTA Tetrazolium & Moisture Technical Committees invite you to a Workshop on Tetrazolium Testing and Equilibrium Relative Humidity (eRH) Determination for Native Species in Peri (VR), Italy.Read more
29.5.2023 - 1.6.2023
Annual Meeting 2023
Annual Meeting 2023Council of Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA) in collaboration with International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) is delighted to host the ISTA Annual Meeting from May 29 to June 01, 2023 and would like to cordially invite you to Verona, Italy.Read more
Seed testing International (STI) No. 164 has been released and is now available for free online.Learn more
ISTA Bulking and Sampling Committee introduces the 3rd Edition of the ISTA Handbook on Seed Sampling!Buy now
The latest version of the ISTA Reference PEST List (ISTA-RPL) is now available!Learn more
The International Rules for Seed Testing are ISTA primary tool to promote uniformity in the seed testing industry. Featuring 19 sections, the International Rules for Seed Testing have definitions and standardised methods to be used in sampling, testing seed lot quality and reporting results for international trade. The ISTA Rules are voted, amended and approved annually at the Ordinary General Meeting after considering the Technical Committees recommendations.Read more
Seed Science and Technology (SST) is an international journal, featuring original papers and articles on seed quality and physiology related to seed production, harvest, processing, sampling, storage, genetic conservation, habitat regeneration, distribution and testing. A journal that meets the needs of researchers, advisers and all those involved in the improvement and technical control of seed quality.Read more
Seed Testing International (STI) is ISTA News Bulletin, distributed to over 1700 subscribers worldwide. STI includes reports from ISTA President, Technical Committees, and Secretariat. It also includes articles, addressing various aspects, concerning seed testing in general.
This is the reason why STI is read by parties, interested in seeds, including ISTA Members and their laboratory personnel in more than 70 countries/distinct economies.Read more
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