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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

NIAB

Membership Code GBDL0100
Organisation NIAB
Department Official Seed Testing Station
Address

Barn 1, Park Farm

VIlla Road, Impington

CB24 9NZ Cambridge

Country Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone 00441223342428
FAX 00441223277602
E-Mail helen.appleyard@niab.com
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 tree and shrub species
  • SAM: Manual lot sampling flower species
  • SAM: Manual 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: Tree and shrub 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: Tree and shrub species
  • GER: Flower species
  • GER: Coated seeds
  • GER: Weighed replicates tree and shrub species
  • GER: Weighed replicates grasses
  • 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
  • VIA: TTC Tree and shrub seeds
  • VIA: EE Tree species
  • VIA: TTC Coated seeds
  • VIA: TTC Seed mixture

Seed health (SH)

  • SH: 7-004 Leptosphaeria maculans and Plenodomus biglobosus on Brassica spp.
  • SH: 7-005 Ascochyta in Pisum
  • SH: 7-007 Alternaria, Botrytis and Colletotrichum in Linum
  • SH: 7-013a Ustilago in Hordeum, embryo extraction
  • SH: 7-019a Xanthomonas on Brassica

Verification of species and variety (VAR)

  • VAR: Fluorescence of root traces on Lolium spp.
  • VAR: Fluorescence of root traces on Festuca spp.

Moisture content (MOI)

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

Weight determination (TSW)

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

Vigour (VIG)

  • VIG: Conductivity for Cicer arietinum, Pisum sativum, Phaseolus vulgaris, Glycine max, Raphanus sativus
  • VIG: Radicle emergence for Brassica napus, Zea mays, Raphanus sativus, Triticum aestivum subsp.aestivum
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