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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


Subject focused handbooks are available in our Online Bookstore:

  • Bulking and Sampling

    ISTA Handbook on Seed Sampling, 3rd Edition, 2022 - To Bookstore

    Muestreo de Semillas, 3era Edición, 2022 (Versión en español) - Too bookstore

  • Flower Seed

    ISTA Handbook on Flower Seed Testing, 2nd Edition, 2020 - To Bookstore

  • Forest Tree and Shrub Seed

    Handbook of Tree and Shrub Seed Testing, 1st Edition, 1991 - To Bookstore

    Handbook of Seed Testing and Nursery Practices - To Bookstore 

    Tropical and Sub-tropical Tree and Shrub Seed Handbook, 1st Edition, 1998 - To Bookstore 

  • Germination

    ISTA Handbook on Seedling Evaluation, 4th Edition, 2018 - To Bookstore

  • Moisture

    ISTA Handbook on Moisture Determination, 1st Edition, 2007 - To Bookstore

  • Nomenclature

    A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant Names, 2nd Edition, 1982 - To Bookstore

  • Purity

    ISTA Handbook on Pure Seed Definitions, 3rd Edition, 2010 - To Bookstore

    Cleaning of Agricultural and Horticultural Seed on Smallscale Machines, Part 1 - To Bookstore

    Cleaning of Agricultural and Horticultural Seed on Smallscale Machines, Part 2 - To Bookstore

    Cleaning of Agricultural and Horticultural Seed on Smallscale Machines, Part 1 & 2 - To Bookstore

    Proceedings of the ISTA Purity Workshop - To Bookstore

  • Laboratory Equipment

    Calibration Samples Dactylis glomerata 3.0g - To Bookstore

    Calibration Samples Poa pratensis 1.0g - To Bookstore

    Handbook for Home-made Equipment, 1st Edition - To Bookstore

    Project Seed Laboratory 2000 - 5000, 2nd Edition - To Bookstore

    Personal Training Log Booklet - To Bookstore

  • Seed Health

    ISTA Rules Chapter 7: Seed Health Testing Methods, 2023 - To Bookstore 

    Common Laboratory Seed Health Testing Methods for Detecting Fungi, 1st Edition, 2003 - To Bookstore

    Seed-Borne Fungi, 3rd Edition, 1997 - To Bookstore 

    Seed-Borne Fungi : A Contribution to Routine Seed Health Analysis, 1st Edition, 2002 - To Bookstore 

    An Annotated List of Seed-borne Diseases, 4th Edition, 1990 - To Bookstore

  • Statistics

    Handbook of Tolerances and Measures of Precision for Seed Testing - To Bookstore

    Handbook on Statistics in Seed Testing - To Bookstore

  • Tetrazolium

    ISTA Working Sheets on Tetrazolium Testing, Volume I, 1st Edition, 2003 - To Bookstore

    ISTA Working Sheets on Tetrazolium Testing, Volume II, 1st Edition, 2003 - To Bookstore

    ISTA Working Sheets on Tetrazolium Testing, Volume I & II, 1st Edition, 2003 - To Bookstore

    Proceedings of the ISTA Tetrazolium Workshop - To Bookstore

  • Variety

    Electrophoresis Testing, 1st Edition, 1992 - To Bookstore

    Growth Chamber - Greenhouse Testing Procedures, 1st Edition, 1993 - To Bookstore

    Laboratory Tests for Variety Determination with Fungal Pathogens, 1st Edition, 1993 - To Bookstore

    Rapid Chemical Identification Techniques, 1st Edition, 1993 - To Bookstore

    All four Variety handbooks - To Bookstore

  • Vigour

    Handbook of Vigour Test Methods, 3rd Edition, 1995 - To Bookstore

  • Joint FAO and ISTA Handbook

    Guidelines for the establishment and management of seed testing laboratories - Download here

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Please note that there are no hard copies of the ISTA Handbooks nor ISTA Rules available.  

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*Associate members are only entitled to purchase one book per year for 50% off

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