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Seed collecting and use for restoration and re-introduction.

  • Millennium Seed Bank Wakehurst Place Haywards Heath, England, RH17 6TJ United Kingdom (map)

Facilitator: Michael Way
This day will review the science and practice of collecting, preservation and use of high quality seed samples for subsequent multiplication ex-situ. Using semi-natural habitats at Wakehurst Place, seed will be collected and quality-assessed by participants in the Millennium Seed Bank laboratories. During the afternoon, grassland enhancement techniques and initial results will be demonstrated. Seed specification, sowing rates, site preparation, seed sowing, plug planting and conservation management, including grazing, will be considered.