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Seed Testing Association to hold 32nd Congress in Hyderabad

K V Kurmanath Hyderabad | Updated on June 24, 2019 Published on June 24, 2019

The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) is to hold its 32nd Congress in Hyderabad beginning June 26.

Scientists, policy makers and industry representatives from the UK, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, Canada and Austria are expected to take part in the conference.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare and the Telangana government are jointly hosting the eight-day conference, which will be attended by stakeholders from across the globe.

The Congress will have a symposium on seed technology and quality in a changing world. "It would discuss recent developments in seed research and in technology related to seeds," a state government official has said.

Stakeholders representing seed production, processing, biotechnology, seed testing laboratories and associated organisations will showcase their products, solutions and services.

Several pre and post-event workshops would be held to market the ISTA-2019. The workshops would focus on varietal identification, seed sampling, purity, germination and moisture. The latter workshop would held from July 5 to 12.

Published on June 24, 2019
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