NATIVE SEED PRODUCTION IN GERMANY

 Dr. Ann Kareen Mainz

Dr. Ann Kareen Mainz

In this webinar, Dr. Ann Kareen Mainz of the VWW Regiosaaten presents the German situation on Wild seed production. In Germany, a market for regional seed of native wild plants has been established with an annual trade volume of about 200 t in recent years. In order to meet the demand of Federal Natural Conservation Act to apply from 2020 only such seed in natural surroundings, the market in the next 4 years would need to grow about tenfold. The seed zoning and certification scheme developed in Germany is an interesting model that could be applied in countries were a native seed market is in its infancy of has yet to develop.