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1. International Rules for Seed Testing

ISTA Rules are published annually and are available as an electronic, downloadable, printable PDF copy. For more information, please click here.
The Rules Amendments with replacement pages are no longer printed.

ISTA primary instrument in promoting uniformity in seed testing procedures is the International Rules for Seed Testing, which lays down more detailed standard techniques and procedures.

The International Rules for Seed Testing are designed for the principal crop species of the world but apply in general, if not in detail, to any species of a crop plant, even including those not mentioned in the text.
The International Rules for Seed Testing are voted, amended and approved annually at the Ordinary General Meeting after considering the Technical Committees recommendations.
Additional information on seed testing can be found in various ISTA Handbooks, however, without having a legal character.
2. Seed Science and Technology - SST

This International journal publishes original papers and reviews articles in all areas of science and technology which may be applied to the production, sampling, testing, storing, processing and distribution of seeds.
3. ISTA Handbooks

The ISTA Technical Committees are actively involved in writing technical handbooks which give valuable background information to seed testing procedures. Subject-focused handbooks are available.
4. Seed Testing International -STI

Seed Testing International
 is distributed to 1700 subscribers worldwide. The magazine contains the president report, articles on association news, updates of the rules development, method validation and accreditation and scientific papers of applied seed science. It also updates you on training and education programme, e.g. up-coming and reports from past training courses, workshops and seminars and new publications. Through its various topics, it provides an insight into seed testing issues on a regional and international level.
This news bulletin is published bi-annually, in April and October by the International Seed Testing Association.

Subscription is complimentary
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Rules 2022 available online

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Latest Issue of Seed Testing International

STI 162 October 2021
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Flower Seed Testing Handbook 2nd Edition

Available now
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ISTA Reference Pest List

ISTA Reference Pest List
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Seed Science and Technology

Volume 48 released
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