EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1998 Num. article: 1998/41

Seed Health Testing : progress towards the 21st Century

The book ‘Seed Health Testing : progress towards the 21st Century’ (edited by J.D. Hutchins and J.C. Reeves) has recently been published by CABI. It is based on selected papers present at the second International seed Testing Association (ISTA) – Plant disease Committee symposium, held in Cambridge in August 1996. The book is divided into five sections. The first discusses new and priority seed-borne disease from the different geographical regions of the world (including for example the problem of Ralstonia solanacearum in Europe). The second addresses policy issues and is by authors from seed testing organizations, commerce and government. Section three describes new technical development in seed health testing. The EPPO Secretariat has particularly noted several papers giving details on testing methods for Tilletia indica and Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae. Section four contains a group of papers evaluating new methods in comparative tests, and the last section concerns quality assurance in routine seed health testing and certification.

This book can be obtained from CABI at a price of £ 49.95

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EPPO Secretariat, 1998-01.