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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


1963: Samuel Miles publishes the tolerance tables that become a fundamental tool for seed testing and are still used in the 2020s. S.R. Miles: Handbook of Tolerances and Measures of Precision for Seed Testing.

1966: Use of a seed blower for Poa pratensis purity testing added to the ISTA Rules.

1967: Seed testing workshop held in Cambridge, UK to help facilitate a uniform approach to testing.

1969: 100 years of seed testing research.

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