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32nd ISTA Congress 2019 to be held in Hyderabad

The 32nd edition of ISTA Congress will be held in Hyderabad for the first time in Asia from June 26 to July 03, 2019. The Government of Telangana is delighted to host the Congress in collaboration with International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) and with the support of the Government of India. 

Venue:  The Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)-Novotel 

1. ISTA Seed Symposium 2019

The Seed Symposium of the 32nd ISTA Congress under the theme  "Seed technology and quality in a changing world " will be held in the same venue from 26-28 June. The symposium will provide a forum for the discussion of recent advances in seed science and technology as well as an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and information.  The last date for early registration with discounted fee is April 30, 2019, and for late registration is June 10, 2019. 

2. International Seed Exhibition:

As part of the ISTA Congress, an International Seed Exhibition is going to be held from June 26 to 28, 2019. It will be attended by seed professionals from seed production, processing, biotechnology, seed testing laboratories and related organisations worldwide. A limited number of exhibition stalls are available that are allotted on first come-first serve basis. The last date for registration is May 15, 2019. 

3. Pre & Post Congress Workshops: 

Pre & Post Congress ISTA workshops will be organised in conjunction with 32nd ISTA Congress-2019 by involving the world-renowned trainers/seed experts from UK, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada and Austria. 

ISTA Workshop "Varietal Identification": From June 20 to 24, 2019 is intended to instruct the participants on the theory and practices of use of morphological traits, protein electrophoresis techniques, genotyping methods and data interpretation. 

ISTA Workshop "Seed Sampling, Purity, Germination and Moisture": From July 05 to 12, 2019, this is intended to provide an overview of seed sampling, purity and germination analysis as well as testing of the seed moisture content of a range of species. 

  • Last date for registration for ISTA workshop on Varietal Identification is May 10, 2019

  • Last date for registration for ISTA workshop on Seed Sampling, Purity, Germination and Moisture is April 30, 2019

For detailed information, please contact:  

Dr K. Keshavulu, Director,  TSSOCA 

keshava_72@yahoo.com,  04023237016

or www.istacongress2019.com or ww.istacongress2019.in  or https://www.seedtest.org/en/event.html 



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