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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


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 harmonised 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 that year.

1998: ISTA Website launched.

1999: ISTA celebrates it's 75th Anniversary at the First World Seed Conference held in Cambridge, UK.

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