The ESTA project could not have been executed without the strong support of the seed, seed treatment and crop protection industries.

The continuous efforts of the members of the ESA Board, the Working Group Seed Treatment and Technology (STAT), the ESTA Steering Group and the ESA Secretariat are greatly appreciated and were critical for the project.

Specific input was also provided by an ad hoc working group that prepared the reference checklist which included a.o. four certifying bodies: GNIS-SOC, SGS, PAI and MPS-ECAS.

The efforts of the Working Group Dust to establish the ESTA Heubach dust test protocol and the table of reference dust values have been considerable.

The help of KWS Saat AG in the technical creation of the ESTA logo is kindly acknowledged.

Thus, without any claim to be exhaustive, ESA wishes to express its specific thanks to


Brandl F., Syngenta

Breukink J.W., Incotec

Cazalère M.-F., GNIS - SOC

Chambers L., PAI

Contamine A.-C., UFS

Dormoy L., Limagrain

Jahn B., SGS

Mertens A., BDP

Rosenberg M., Syngenta

Rouillard C., GNIS

Rudd G., AIC

Scheffer R., RuudScheffer BV

Schlünder K., KWS

Singla S., RAGT

Sturm K., Bayer

Wallace J., Daltons

Westerbeek D., MPS-ECAS