20/20 Seed Labs is proud to be an International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) accredited laboratory. As an ISTA accredited lab we have proven our technical competence in carrying out seed testing in accordance with the ISTA Rules, and operate an effective quality management system. 20/20 Seed Labs is authorized to issue ISTA International Seed Analysis Certificates.
An added benefit of being an ISTA accredited lab is that we have access to an international network of seed professionals with vast expertise in seed science and technology. As ISTA Members, we have the opportunity to become directly involved in ISTA Technical Committee work – developing cutting edge seed science with leading seed experts worldwide.
The International Seed Testing Association was founded in 1924 during the 4th International Seed Testing Congress held in Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISTA membership consists of member laboratories and sampling entities, personal members, associate members and industry members from more than 80 countries/distinct economies around the world. More than 130 of the ISTA Member Laboratories are accredited by ISTA and entitled to issue ISTA International Seed Analysis Certificates.
ISTA members, work together to achieve their vision of ‘Uniformity in seed quality evaluation worldwide’. The association produces internationally agreed rules for seed sampling and testing, accredits laboratories, promotes research, provides international seed analysis certificates and training, and disseminates knowledge in seed science and technology. This facilitates seed trading nationally and internationally, and also contributes to food security.