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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

Official Seed Testing Station

Membership Code GBDL0400
Organisation Official Seed Testing Station
Department for Scotland
Address

1 Roddinglaw Road

EH12 9FJ Edinburgh, Scotland

Country Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone 00441312448890
FAX 00441312448940
E-Mail Gillian.Musgrove@sasa.gov.scot
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

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: 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

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: 7-014 Parastagonospora in Triticum
  • SH: 7-022 Microdochium in Triticum

Moisture content (MOI)

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

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

Vigour (VIG)

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