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AOSA/ SCST/ISTA Annual Meeting 2017

Date:

19.06.2017 - 22.06.2017


Location:

Denver, Colorado



International Seed Testing Association  (ISTA) together with Association Official Seed Analysts (AOSA) and Society Commercial Seed Technologists (SCST) are delighted to be hosting the joint Annual Meeting and would like to cordially invite you to Denver

ISTA SHC Workshop: How to validate a method and check the performance of quality system in Seed Health testing

Date:

03.04.2017 - 06.04.2017


Location:

Almeria, Spain


*** This workshop is fully booked ***


ISTA Seed Health Committee and University of Almeria are looking forward to hosting you at the SHC workshop on “How to validate a method and check the performance of quality system in Seed Health testing”.


Seedcalc and other Tools for Statistics in Seed Testing Workshop

Date:

14.06.2017 - 16.06.2017


Location:

Denver, Colorado



OVERVIEW:

3 Days Workshop / Pre-Meeting; June 14-16th (8 am - 5 pm each day)


Topics and activities to include:
  • Statistical distributions usually found in seed testing
  • Sampling principles for seed testing
  • Seed testing plans for adventitious presence testing or low level testing using qualitative and quantitative assays
  • Seed testing plans for purity testing
  • Statistical outlier detection
  • Assessing reproducibility and repeatability of both quantitative and qualitative seed assays
  • Bayesian methods for seed testing


Lecturers:

Kirk Remund
Jean-Louis Laffont

Native Seed Testing Workshop

Date:

16.06.2017 - 18.06.2017


Location:

Denver, Colorado



OVERVIEW:

3 Days Workshop / Pre-Meeting: June 16-18th (8 am - 5 pm each day)

Testing native seeds: Purity, Germination, TZ and practical testing issues will be explored

Workshop organiser:

Gil Waibel

Lecturers:

Deborah Meyer
Annette Miller
Riad Baalbaki
Rachael Davies

Flower Seed Workshop

Date:

17.06.2017 - 18.06.2017


Location:

Denver, Colorado



OVERVIEW: 

2 Days Workshop: June 17 & 18 (8 am - 5 pm each day)


Workshop organiser:

Jolan Mari: JMari@ballhort.com
Sarah Dammen: Sarah.Dammen@sgs.com


Location:

Denver Botanical Gardens (participants will be taken to and from the hotel to the gardens each day for the workshop)


AGENDA:

June 17th Saturday

8:00    -  Introductions and overview   
8:30    -  Speaker - Flower Seed Testing "A journey from precision bedding plants to fields of wild flowers"
9:00    -  Presentation and hands on Ranunculaceae Family of Seeds and Seedlings  
10:00  -  break 15 min
11:00  -  Presentation and hands on Brassicaceae Family of  Seeds and Seedlings
12:00  -  lunch
13:00  -  Ranunculaceae & Brassicaeae family seedling evaluations and discussions
14:00  -  Tour botanical gardens 
15:00  -  Tour botanical gardens
16:00  -  Tour botanical gardens
17:00  -  end


June 18th  Sunday         

8:00    -  Overview for the day   
8:30    -  Speaker - Flower seed Growers  point of view on seed testing
10:00  -  break 15 min    
10:15  -  Presentation -  Asclepias speciosa  /Dormancy in  Showy milkweed seeds 
11:00  -  Virtual referee of Flower seedlings 
12:00  -  lunch    
13:00  -  Tetrazolium testing - Introduction of new crops and review of practices at AOSA and ISTA
14:00  -  TZ virtual referee and discussion of Flower seeds 
15:00  -  break 15 min    
15:15  -  How to introduce  Flower Seeds to AOSA Rules
16:00  -  Introduction of Flower Seeds to ISTA Rules
16:30  -  Review, discussion and closing
17:00  -  close  

One-day Workshop: Tolerances in Seed Testing: Applications and Practices and How to Design and Implement a Referee Study

Date:

18.06.2017 08:00 - 17:00


Location:

Denver, Colorado



OVERVIEW:


This one-day Workshop will be divided into two parts:

The first part will cover principles and applications of tolerances in seed testing. A brief discussion of sources of variation and how to reduce them will be discussed, and then followed by an explanation of tables used for each test type (purity, germination, vigor, etc.). For each test type, similarities and differences between AOSA and ISTA tolerance tables will be discussed.
The workshop will include hands-on part. Participants will be required to determine whether test results or replications are within tolerance. They will select the appropriate tolerance tables to use from the AOSA and/or ISTA rules, derive applicable tolerance values, and interpret results.

The second part of the workshop will cover how to establish a referee study. It will include setting objectives, variables, treatments, as well as a brief introduction to principles of experimental designs. In-depth discussion of different referee designs, implementation and data interpretation will be included. Emphasis will be given to methods used in purity and germination referee studies. Validation studies will  be discussed as well. Participants will apply their learned skills by developing example referee studies under different situations and to satisfy specific objectives. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their potential referee studies for real-life examples.


Workshop Organisers:

Dr. Sabry Elias, AOSA Statistics Committee Chair
Dr. Riad Baalbaki, AOSA Germination and Dormancy Committee Co-Chair


Venue:

Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

ISTA Workshop Seed Health Testing Sunflower, Soybean and Flax

Date:

18.09.2017 - 21.09.2017


Location:

Angers, France


ISTA Seed Health Committee and GEVES are looking forward to host you at the SHC workshop on “Seed health testing for fungi: Botrytis cinerea/sunflower, Phomopsis complex of soybean and pathogens of Linum”.

ISTA Workshop on Germination Analysis & Viability by Tetrazolium Testing and Quality Management in Seed Testing

Date:

15.01.2018 - 19.01.2018


Location:

Bangalore, India


ISTA and Indo-American Hybrid Seeds (India) are looking forward to host you at the "ISTA Workshop on Germination Analysis & Viability by Tetrazolium Testing and Quality Management in Seed Testing".

 


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