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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 80 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.

Important Announcement

ISTA regrets to inform that due to the escalating worldwide Covid-19  situation, the 2020 Annual Meeting in Verona has been cancelled. Please, watch out for further announcements containing information about possible virtual solutions for the meeting to take place.



Click on the video below to discover where ISTA 2021 Annual Meeting is taking place:
 
 

Events

ISTA Workshop sur l’Assurance Qualité...

Date:

21.04.2020 - 24.04.2020


Location:

Tunis, Tunisia


ISTA Purity and Germination Workshop -...

Date:

12.05.2020 - 14.05.2020


Location:

Kiev, Ukraine


ISTA Workshop on Tetrazolium Testing...

Date:

20.05.2020 - 22.05.2020


Location:

Peri, Italy


ISTA Annual Meeting 2020 CANCELLED

Date:

25.05.2020 - 28.05.2020


Location:

Verona, Italy


ISTA ATC Workshop on Seed Image...

Date:

08.06.2020 - 11.06.2020


Location:

Bologna, Italy


ISTA SHC Workshop: Seed Health Methods...

Date:

31.08.2020 - 04.09.2020


Location:

Pretoria, South Africa



 


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