History of ISTA
1993: First ISTA Symposium on Seed Health.
1995: During the ISTA Congress held in Copenhagen, ISTA Membership was opened to private laboratories and private seed companies.
1996: To ensure harmonized seed testing worldwide, ISTA initiated the Quality Assurance Programme to accredit seed testing laboratories. The first ISTA member Laboratory was audited under the new set-up this year.
1998: ISTA website launched.
1999: ISTA celebrates it's 75th Anniversary at the First World Seed Conference held in Cambridge, UK.