Telangana State Seed & Organic Certification Authority

తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర విత్తన & సేంద్రీయ ధృవీకరణ అథారిటి

A Statutory Organisation of Agriculture & Cooperation Department, Government of Telangana

Telangana International Seed Testing Authority (TISTA)

(An ISTA Accredited Laboratory)

Seed Quality Testing Services:

Purity Analysis

Determines percentage of pure seed, inert matter, other crop, and weed seed present in the sample submitted for analysis.

Moisture Analysis

Determines the moisture content of seed by routine methods using advanced equipment as per the suitability of crop seeds

Germination Test

Determines the germination potential of a seed lot which can in turn be used to compare the quantity of different lots and also estimate the field planting value

Vigour Tests

Determination of seed vigour by Tetrazolium Test (Tz), Accelerated Aging Test (AA), Controlled deterioration, Radical Emergence and Electrical conductivity test as per ISTA Rules for Seed Testing

Seed Health Test

Seed Health Testing for seed lots in Vegetables and Field crops with the methods based on the internationally accepted ISTA/ISHI such as Blotter Paper Method, Agar Method, ELISA, etc

DNA/Molecular Tests

Determination of genetic purity, varietal/parental lines purity and identification through DNA/Protein based markers

Other Seeds Determination:

Identification is made of the other crop and weed seed found in seed samples and reported out at the rate of occurrence.

Substrate checks:

suitability of Paper towels used for germination tests.