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December 5-9, 2011

ISTA Workshop on Quality Assurance in Seed Testing

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International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)*

Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Shanghai , China

Presenting and discussing basic principles of quality management and it focuses on the needs of seed testing laboratories that wish to comply with the ISTA Accreditation Standard and prepare for attaining and maintaining ISTA Accreditation.

December 5-9, 2011

ISTA Biotechnology Trait Detection Workshop

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International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)*

Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Shanghai, China

Sampling principles, testing plan design, assessment of GMO content, SeedCalc, Uncertainty. Theory of PCR methodologies; testing through-put and turnaround time, challenges specific to GMO testing. Hands-on practice of samples processing; Qualitative and qPCR testing an...

December 5-7, 2011

Conference on Agricultural R&D in Africa with the theme Investing in Africa's Fuiture: Analyzing Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Accra, Ghana

By invitation only.

December 1-1, 2011

WEBINAR - Corn Test Methods: Accurately Predicting Performance

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online 10:00 AM Central - Brookings, SD, United States

Review of four corn warm germination methods illustrating normal and abnormal seedling appearances - Cold vigor test methods (tray and saturated) and the stresses imposed by each test and their relationship to field performance - The silent killer - field population

November 22-24, 2011

CURSO: Arominización en la técnica de muestreo y análisis de semillas

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Instituto Nacional de Semillas, Uruguay (INASE)

Sede Central de INASE, Cno. Bertolotti, s/n y Ruta 8, Km. 29 - Barros Blancos, Canelones, Uruguay

November 10-10, 2011

WEBINAR - Legally Moving Seed: Federal Seed Act, State Seed Laws and Labeling

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

How to properly label seed; Germination and Purity regulations/tolerances; Date of last test; Required disclosures such as treatments

November 10-12, 2011

China Seed Expo 2011

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China, Ministry of Agriculture

Anhui Exhibition & Conference Center - Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Seeds and seedlings, cereal crops, cotton, oil plants, vegetables, fruits, pastures and turf, flowers, woods, agro-chemicals, seed coatings, pesticides, fungicides, chemicals, technology, machinery and facilities, processing and packing machinery, test equipment, analys...

November 8-9, 2011

Licensed Seed Samplers Course

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National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)

Official Seed Testing Station, NIAB, Huntingdon Road - Cambridge,, United Kingdom

Includes comprehensive training in both the theory and practice of sampling techniques. Included in the syllabus will be a background to seed certification procedures and detailed guidance on the official requirements for labelling, bag sealing and other duties of licen...

November 3-3, 2011

WEBINAR - Exporting Seeds

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

ISTA Sampling, ISTA Certificates and Seed Health - Are your seed lots held up at the border? Knowing and understanding the regulations helps to expedite your seeds to other countries throughout the world.

October 13-13, 2011

WEBINAR - Sorghum, Millet & Rice - Physical, physiological and pathological testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

A diagnostic approach with laboratory tests is considered the best practice approach to identify factors affecting seed quality. This webinar will discuss the common tests ordered on the fall production of sorghum, millet, and rice.

October 6-6, 2011

WEBINAR - Cotton and Large Seed Vegetables - Physical, physiological & pathological testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online, 10:00 - 11:00 Central US time - Brookings, SD, United States

This webinar will discuss the common tests ordered on cotton and large seed vegetables. Photographs will show the symptoms and signs of seed coat mechanical damage, field and storage fungi, and seedling abnormalities/vigor

September 29-29, 2011

WEBINAR - Natives: Harvesting and Pure Live Seed

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - , United States

Viability of native seed is affected by collection and storage methods. Information on purity, germination and TZ testing methods will be presented along with a review morphology of dicot and monocotyledon natives and checking for seed fill prior to harvest.

September 29-29, 2011

WORKSHOP - Seed Testing through ISTA Standarts

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University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

University of Agriculture, Department of Crop Physiology - Faisalabad, Pakistan

Queries and registration: DR. Irfan Afzal, seedphysiology11@gmail.com

September 27-28, 2011

COURSE - Seed Physiology, Production and Management

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University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

University of Agriculture, Department of Crop Physiology - Faisalabad, Pakistan

Two days course on “Seed Physiology, Production and Management” followed by a one day workshop on “Seed Testing through ISTA standards” on September 29. Queries and registration: DR. Irfan Afzal, seedphysiology11@gmail.com

September 27-29, 2011

ISTA Purity Workshop

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

University of Saskatchewan, CFIA's Seed Testing Laboratory, 301-421, Downey Road - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

This workshop aims at presenting and discussing the principles of the ISTA analytical Purity test, Pure Seed Definitions, the Other Seed Determination test, seed identification, results calculations and reporting plus aspects of quality management linked to analytical p...

September 27-29, 2011

III Seed Congress of the Americas

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Seed Association of the Americas (SAA)

Hotel Grand Hyatt Santiago - Santiago, Chile

The motto of the meeting is Promoting the seed business in the Americas and its principal focus of the congress will be "seed treatment". Biotechnology and phytosanitary aspects will be additional components of the agenda.

September 22-22, 2011

WEBINAR - Soybean Cultivar Testing - Cultivar and accelerated aging tests

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

SGS will cover five processes used to determine soybean cultivars: hilum check and seed characteristics, seed coat peroxidase reaction. hypocotyl color seedling growout test, electrophoresis, event ID using PCR/DNA based methods

September 8-8, 2011

WEBINAR - Soybean: physical, physiological and pathological testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

This webinar will discuss the common tests ordered on fall soybean production and also show photographs of symptoms/signs including seed coat mechanical damage, field and storage fungi and seedling abnormalities/vigor.

September 1-1, 2011

WEBINAR - Comparing corn cold test: physical, physiological and pathological testing

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

August 25-25, 2011

WEBINAR - Corn sheller run - Warehouse and bulk sampling, shakeouts, and sample retention

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online at 10:00 am Central U.S. time - Brookings, SD, United States

July 19-19, 2011

WEBINAR - Wheat and cereal grains: fungi, fusarium and cultivar purity

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SGS Mid-West Seed Services, Inc.

Online - Brookings, SD, United States

We will discuss: slight infection-seed coat, severe infection–embryo infection, how seed treatments can help, suggested test methods for evaluating seed quality

June 13-16, 2011

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) Annual Meeting 2011

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International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)*

Zurich, Switzerland

November 30, 2011 - December 2, 2011

35th International Carrot Conference

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Misty Hills - Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, South Africa

November 20-24, 2011

1st Meeting of the International Society for GM Crops (ISGMC)

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International Society for GM Crops (ISGMC)

Cairo, Egypt

November 11-15, 2011

II ISHS Genetically Modified Organisms in Horticulture Symposium: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Future

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International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

Protea Hotel – The Winkler in White River - Mpumalanga, South Africa

October 24-26, 2011

Minia International Conference for Agriculture and Irrigation in the Nile Basin Countries (MICMA-2011)

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African Crop Science Society

El-Minia, Egypt

Topics: Production and genetic improvement of field and horticulture crops, integrated management of plant diseases and pests, etc.

October 17-19, 2011

First Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa

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Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)

UNECA Conference Hall - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The overall objective of the conference is to establish a forum for dialogue, enhance awareness raising, mobilize effective commitment and actions through bringing together policy makers, academicians and practicing stakeholder with the aim of effectively mainstreaming ...

October 10-13, 2011

10th African Crop Science Society Conference

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African Crop Science Society

Maputo, Mozambique

The ACSS Conference series is held every odd year in one of the African countries. The goal of the conferences is to promote the active exchange of crop sciences information, innovation, and new ideas.

October 1-30, 2011

African Crop Science Society Conference 2011

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Exact dates to be advised - Maputo, Mozambique

September 24-27, 2011

SAHARA - 24th. International Exhibition for Agriculture and food for Africa and the Middle East

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Cairo International Conference Center “CICC” - Cairo, Egypt

September 11-15, 2011

Symposium - II International Society for Horticulture Science (ISHS) Genetically Modified Organisms in Horticulture (GMO 2011) - “Paving the Way for a Sustainable Future”

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International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

Protea Hotel - The Winkler in White River - Mpumalanga, South Africa

The sessions will focus on: GMO’s in developing countries, Plant and pest diseases – Reducing Environmental Footprint, Exploitation and Progress of GMO’s in Fruits, Flowers and Vegetables, Progress of GMO’s in other crops and Regulation and Legislation.

September 6-9, 2011

ABIC 2011 - Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference

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Sandton Convention Centre - Johannesburg, South Africa

ABIC 2011 will bring together leading International researchers in the AgBio sector with industry partners and investors. The theme for ABIC 2011 will be "Agricultural Biotechnology for Economic Development".

July 24-26, 2011

Egyptian-African Forum for Seed Industry and Agricultural Biotechnology

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Mövenpick Hotel Media City - Cairo, Egypt

Irrigation and systems for water and soil management, production of seeds, mainly hybrid, post-harvest, pricing and marketing and farmer and professional training, as well as the future of investment in the sector in Africa.

June 15-17, 2011

The Egyptian-African Forum for Seed Industry and Agricultural Biotechnology

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Alexandria, Egypt

Goals: Enhance the seed industry sector in Africa, increase the inter-intra collaboration in both field of seed industry and agricultural biotechnology, propose Centers of Excellence in the field of plant breeding and biotechnology in Africa .

May 24-24, 2011

Nairobi Workshop in Intellectual Prpoperty for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

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Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA)

Kenya School of Monetary Studies - Nairobi, Kenya

Focus on patents and trademarks and their use in East Africa. The expert presenters will give the audience a practical, nuts-and-bolts overview of how SMEs can best identify, protect, and monetize their intangible assets.

May 12-14, 2011

First National Workshop on Forage Seed Research and Development

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Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)

Ethiopian Instritute of Agricultural Research - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

May 4-5, 2011

SANSOR Annual Congress 2011

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South African National Seed Organisation (SANSOR)

Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa - Hermanus, South Africa

April 18-19, 2011

Forum international du Dakar agricole

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Hôtel Méridien Président - Dakar, Senegal

Thèmes: la régulation des marchés agricoles et la gouvernance mondiale

March 15-17, 2011

9th New Ag International Conference & Exhibition

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New Ag International

Hotel Semiramis InterContinental - Cairo, Egypt

Conference topics will include technical and market developments in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) including Specialty Plant Nutrition, fertigation, irrigation, Biological Plant Protection and Greenhouse technology with a focus on some important themes.

March 7-10, 2011

11th Annual Congress of the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA)

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African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA)

Lilongwe, Malawi

January 10-14, 2011

47th Southern Africa Society of Plant Pathology conference

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Kruger National Park, South Africa


  

 

 

 

 

 

 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 


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