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The Rosselkhoznadzor Experts Take Part in the 30th Congress of International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)

The congress was held from 12-18 June this year in Antalya, Turkey. Experts from a number of federal governmental budgetary institutions subordinated to the Rosselkhoznadzor, i.e. from the Krasnodar Interregional Veterinary Laboratory, the Orenburg Reference Centre of the Rosselkhoznadzor, the Belgorod and Bryansk Interregional Veterinary Laboratories, took part in the Congress. Their seed laboratories are already accredited or are getting prepared to be accredited (the Bryansk IVL) within the ISTA system. The Congress covered the issues of ISTA activities during the recent three years, International Seed Symposium was carried out, ISTA technical committees held sessions and ISTA annual meeting was carried out. The symposium participants shared information on results obtained within innovative seed research, on new test methods and provided their reports. During the session of technical committees each committee provided a report on its activities performed during the last three years and participants considered amendments to seed testing methods included into ISTA Rules. New ISTA Executive Committee was elected at the annual meeting, a summary was provided on the ISTA Secretariat activities, information was provided on the measures taken by the Secretariat to accredit new laboratories, on issuing ISTA certificates, on laboratory proficiency testing and on some organizational issues


Jun 25, 2013

Categorys: Seed control , Events