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International Seed Testing Association
International Seed Testing Association
Richtiarkade 18
8304 Wallisellen, CH
+41 44 838 60 00
International Seed Testing Association

History of ISTA

1876 (3)
1876 (2)

1871: A seed testing laboratory opened in Copenhagen, Denmark. This practice rapidly spread across Europe in the subsequent 2-3 decades.

1876: Friederich Nobbe published his famous Handbook of Seed Science and the Motto of the ISTA meeting was “uniformity in seed testing”, later becoming the ISTA logo.

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