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International Seed Testing Association

ISTA Workshop on Imaging in Seed Quality Assurance

Hyderabad feature

ISTA Advanced Technologies Committee and Telangana State Seed & Organic Certification Authority, is looking forward to hosting you at the ISTA Workshop on Imaging in Seed Quality Assurance, to be held in Hyderabad, India in June 2024

Date 19.06.2024 - 22.06.2024
Location Hyderabad
Country India


Aim of the workshop 

The overall aim of this workshop is that participants learn about and practice the use of imaging technologies for seed evaluation. During training sessions and workshop discussions they will acquire insights into the potentials and limitations of how these new methods may have a (future) role in seed evaluation and seed testing.

Workshop content

Participants will acquire theoretical and hands-on experience with different imaging technologies, such a RGB imaging, multi - and hyperspectral imaging and X-ray imaging used to evaluate seeds, seed surface characteristics, chemical properties etc.

The language will be English – no translation.

Preliminary Programme:

The programme will be uploaded soon



Telangana State Seed & Organic Certification Authority - Hyderabad, India
5-10-193, 1st Floor, HACA Bhavan, Public Gardens, 500 004 TS Hyderabad


Workshop Organiser

ISTA Secretariat                  

Local Organiser

Telangana State Seed & Organic Certification Authority                

Keshavulu Kunusoth                                                                                                         


Bert van Duijn                                                                                       

ISTA Advanced Technologies Technical Committee Chair

Leiden University/Fytagoras, The Netherlands

Henry Bruggink

ISTA Advanced Technologies Technical Committee Member

INCOTEC Holding BV, Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

Ganesh Kumar                     

ISTA Advanced Technologies Technical Committee Member

Bayer - Crop Science, Saint Louis, USA

Sunmeet Bhatia

ISTA Advanced Technologies Technical Committee Member

NZ Avogardos, New Zealand

Craig R. McGill Massey University, New Zealand


Participation Fee

ISTA Members 

750 USD                 

ISTA Non-Members               1125 USD                         

The participation fee includes all literature and supporting material for the workshop, lunches, coffee breaks and workshop official dinner. It does not include accommodation or meals other than those specified.

The number of participants is a minimum of 30 and restricted to a maximum of 35 participants. 

If you would like to attend the workshop please fill in the registration form. In case you select payment by invoice the invoice will be sent to you, which has to be paid before the participation confirmation will be generated. 

Registration and payment deadline is 20 May 2024

Please note:  
For cancellations made before 20 May 2024 registration fees are refundable less the 50 USD administration fee.   
For cancellations made after 20 May 2024 registration fees are non-refundable. 


A range of accommodations is available in Hyderabad. Please contact the local organiser for accommodation options and how to book.

Note: Guests may book directly with the hotel and will be responsible for payment of their own room, taxes and incidentals.

Travel & Visa information:

You may need a VISA and a Letter of Invitation for entry into India. For more information, please contact Indian Embassy in your country.

If you require an invitation letter, or for any additional information, please contact:

Karen De La Rosa

The invitation letter will be issued by ISTA Secretariat only after payment of the registration fee.

Participants eligible to apply for support to attend this workshop under the Young@ISTA programme should view the funding criteria and download the application form here: Young@ISTA - International Seed Testing Association

Applications for funding close on Wednesday, May 01 2024.

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