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Indian institute of Horticultural Research has got well equipped seed testing laboratory and trained personnel to test seeds for germination, moisture content and physical purity of Horticultural crops such as vegetables, flowers, medicinal plants and fruits.

Seed testing service for both Public and Private seed producing organizations will be provided on payment basis. Offers testing services for Vegetable crop seeds such as Tomato, Eggplant, Chilli, Capsicum, Onion, Okra, cucumber, Pumpkin, Ash gourd, Ridge gourd, Bitter gourd, Bottle gourd, sponge gourd, Musk melon, Water melon, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Knol Khol, Carrot, Beetroot, Spinach, etc.

Flower crop seeds such as

China aster, Marigold

Medicinal crop seeds like

Aswagandha, Kalmegh

Fruits crop seeds

Fruit crop seeds such as


Please Note: For seed moisture estimation at least 5g seed should be sent in separate sealed polythene bag

Seed testing Charges


Test (as per ISTA procedures)

Testing charges*


Seed germination

Rs. 400/- per sample


Seed Moisture (Oven method)

Rs. 100/- per sample


Physical purity

Rs. 200/- per sample

*Extra 18% service tax will be charged for all the above

Charges may be paid by cheque or DD in favour of “The Director, IIHR, Bengaluru” payable at Bengaluru

For further details contact: Head, Division of Plant Genetic Resources, E-mail,  Mobile: 08762229340.