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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.

Advanced Technologies Committee  > more
Bulking and Sampling Committee  > more
Editorial Board of Seed Science and Technology > more
Flower Seed Testing Committee  > more
Forest Tree and Shrub Seed Committee  > more
Germination Committee  > more
GMO Committee  > more
Moisture Committee > more
Nomenclature Committee  > more
Proficiency Test Committee  > more
Purity Committee  > more
Rules Committee  > more
Seed Health Committee  > more
Seed Science Advisory Group > more
Statistics Committee  > more
Seed Storage Committee  > more
Tetrazolium Committee  > more
Variety Committee  > more
Vigour Committee  > 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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