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International Seed Testing Association
International Seed Testing Association
Richtiarkade 18
8304 Wallisellen, CH
+41 44 838 60 00
ista.office@ista.ch
International Seed Testing Association

History of ISTA

1973
1978

1971: A seed testing laboratory opened in Copenhagen, Denmark. This practice rapidly spread across Europe in the subsequent 2-3 decades.

1973: ISTA Proceedings renamed to Seed Science and Technology.

1976: Pure Seed Definitions added to ISTA Rules.

1977: Essential part of the flower, spice and medicinal species added to the ISTA Rules.

1978: ISTA HQ moves to Switzerland.

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