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New information and events about Seed Production Areas

Seed Production areas are a hot topic at the moment, with a new publication and two events in Victoria and the ACT which showcase seed production while considering issues of provenance and the genetics of seed. 

1. Seed Production Area brochure

Bindi Vanzella from Greening Australia Capital Region has produced a Seed Production Area brochure to help people find out more.  The brochure covers types of seed production areas, things to consider, tips on species selection and planting design, site establishment and maintenance.   Download the brochure here.pdf 

2. Seed Production Area and Science Forum

Colac, Vic.

This exciting community forum presented a series of talks on Seed Production Areas, including the genetic considerations, and two case studies that include the Grassy Groundcover Research Project and the Euroa Seed Production Area.  The forum was also an opportunity to examine recent CSIRO research and recommendations impacting native vegetation management and seed production.   Seed Production Area Forum flyer.pdf

3. Provenance in Perspective

Kambah, ACT

This forum provided a great opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest research in local provenance of native plants and implications for on-ground practitioners in the NRM field.  Presenters were Dr Melinda Pickup, Dr Linda Broadhurst, Sarah Sharp and Bindi Vanzella.   Provenance in Perspective flyer.pdf