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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

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety

Membership Code ATDL0300
Organisation Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety
Department Institute for Seed
Address

Spargelfeldstrasse 191

1220 Wien

Country Austria
Phone 00435055534810
FAX 00435055534808
E-Mail institut.saatgut@ages.at
andreas.ratzenboeck@ages.at
Current Scope of Accreditation:

Sampling from the lot (SAM)

  • SAM: Manual lot sampling grasses
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling cereals
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling small legumes
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling pulses
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling other agricultural crops
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling flower species
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling of coated seeds
  • SAM: Automatic lot sampling grasses
  • SAM: Automatic lot sampling cereals
  • SAM: Automatic lot sampling small legumes
  • SAM: Automatic lot sampling pulses
  • SAM: Automatic lot sampling other agricultural crops
  • SAM: Automatic lot sampling of coated seeds

Purity and identification of other seeds (PUR/OSD)

  • PUR/OSD: Grasses
  • PUR/OSD: Poa pratensis, Poa trivialis and Dactylis glomerata
  • PUR/OSD: Cereals
  • PUR/OSD: Small legumes
  • PUR/OSD: Pulses
  • PUR/OSD: Other agricultural crops
  • PUR/OSD: Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species
  • PUR/OSD: Flower species
  • PUR/OSD: Coated seeds
  • PUR/OSD: Seed mixture

Germination (GER)

  • GER: Grasses
  • GER: Cereals
  • GER: Small legumes
  • GER: Pulses
  • GER: Other agricultural crops
  • GER: Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species
  • GER: Flower species
  • GER: Coated seeds
  • GER: Seed mixture

Viability (VIA)

  • VIA: TTC Grasses
  • VIA: TTC Cereals
  • VIA: TTC Small legumes
  • VIA: TTC Other agricultural crops
  • VIA: TTC Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species

Seed health (SH)

  • SH: 7-003 Botrytis in Helianthus
  • SH: 7-005 Ascochyta in Pisum
  • SH: 7-007 Alternaria, Botrytis and Colletotrichum in Linum
  • SH: 7-013a Ustilago in Hordeum, embryo extraction
  • SH: 7-014 Parastagonospora in Triticum
  • SH: 7-016 Phomopsis in Glycine
  • SH: 7-022 Microdochium in Triticum

Verification of species and variety (VAR)

  • VAR: Ultra-violet light
  • VAR: A-PAGE on Triticum

Moisture content (MOI)

  • MOI: Constant oven method: fine grinding
  • MOI: Constant oven method: no grinding
  • MOI: Constant oven method: coarse grinding

Weight determination (TSW)

  • TSW: Grasses
  • TSW: Cereals
  • TSW: Small legumes
  • TSW: Pulses
  • TSW: Other agricultural crops
  • TSW: Vegetables, spices, herbs, and medicinal species
  • TSW: Flower seeds
  • TSW: Coated seeds
  • TSW: Seed mixture

Testing for genetically modified organisms (GMO)

  • GMO: Brassica napus / Rt-PCR
  • GMO: Glycine max / Rt-PCR
  • GMO: Zea mays / Rt-PCR
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