The TISTA is authorized to issue Orange International Certificate (OIC) and Blue International Certificate (BIC) for the following tests:
Determines the moisture content of seed by routine methods using advanced equipment as per the suitability of crop seeds
Determines percentage of pure seed, inert matter, other crop, and weed seed present in the sample submitted for analysis.
Identification is made of the other crop and weed seed found in seed samples and reported out at the rate of occurrence.
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
In addition, the laboratory will also provide services for the following tests:
suitability of Paper towels used for germination 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 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
Determination of genetic purity, varietal/parental lines purity and identification through DNA/Protein based markers