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Introduction

The principle objective of ISTA Technical Committees is to develop standardise and validate methods for sampling and testing of seed quality, using the best scientific knowledge available. These tasks are subject-focused in Technical Committees where scientists, technicians and specialists from all over the world work closely together for the enhancement of seed testing methodologies. The Technical Committees perform comparative studies and surveys in different research fields. They develop and enhance the ISTA ‘International Rules for Seed Testing’ and ISTA Handbooks on seed methods including sampling, testing and processing seeds, and are responsible for the organisation of Symposia, Seminars and Workshops. ISTA Technical Committees regularly hold workshops which provide a platform for the exchange of information, experience and ideas.
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All ISTA Technical Committees are listed below. Please click on the committee of your choice to access membership listings, activity reports, workshop information, tool boxes and related documents.

 1  Advanced Technologies Committee  > more
 2  Bulking and Sampling Committee  > more
 3  Editorial Board of Seed Science and Technology > more
 4  Flower Seed Testing Committee  > more
 5  Forest Tree and Shrub Seed Committee  > more
 6  Germination Committee  > more
 7  GMO Committee  > more
 8  Moisture Committee > more
 9  Nomenclature Committee  > more
 10  Proficiency Test Committee  > more
 11  Purity Committee  > more
 12  Rules Committee  > more
 13  Seed Health Committee  > more
 14  Seed Science Advisory Group > more
 15  Statistics Committee  > more
 16  Seed Storage Committee  > more
 17  Tetrazolium Committee  > more
 18  Variety Committee  > more
 19  Vigour Committee  > more
 20 Wild Species Working Group > more




Who can become a Technical Committee Member?

Seed scientists and technicians of different research fields of seed science, and specialists in seed testing from seed testing laboratories, universities, research institutes and companies from all over the world are welcome to actively participate in the ISTA Technical Committees.
For more information on how to become a Technical Committee Member, go to the TCOM Membership page.

 


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