Seed Procurement

This resource category covers guidance on tree seed collection, seed processing, seed storage, seed testing and seed health. Some resources provide more of a general overview of seed procurement. Some of the resources deal with specific countries, but often these examples are still relevant for application elsewhere.

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2021

International rules for seed testing 

These international rules for seed testing provide standardised methods for...

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2019

Consultancy on a tree seed sub-sector assessment

This document provides a thorough analysis of the tree seed sector in Ethio...

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2018

A guide to seed quality

This booklet illustrates the benefits of using high quality tree seeds and ...

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2017

Forest seed science and management

This book chapter provides an overview of tree seed technology. It is most useful for practitioners.

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2015

Tropical forestry handbook 

This book provides a cross-section of experiences in all fields of tropical...

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2012

Forest nursery pests

This handbook describes tree nursery pests in the USA, including how to dia...

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2010

Seeds in emergencies, a technical handbook

This handbook provides emergency practitioners with basic technical informa...

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2008

Woody plant seed manual

This handbook provides general information on tree seed biology, harvesting...

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2007

Tropical forest seed

The book covers all practical issues connected with tree seed procurement a...

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2006

Tree seeds for farmers. A toolkit and reference source 

This is a guide on how to provide good-quality tree planting material to sm...

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2006

Manual of seed handling in genebanks. Handbooks for genebanks No. 8

This manual provides guidance on how to manage orthodox seeds in genebanks....

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2004

Seed handling and propagation of Papua New Guinea's tree species

This booklet deals with tree seed collection, processing and storage, and v...

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2004

Basic rules for storing tree seed

This illustrated guide explains how to keep seed alive during temporary sto...

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2004

Comparative storage biology of tropical tree seeds

This book reports on the results of a research project on recalcitrant and ...

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2003

Tree seed management, seed sources, seed collection and seed handling 

This manual covers all aspects of tree seed procurement from selection of s...

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2001

Australian tree seed centre. Operation manual

This manual explains the procedures undertaken by the Australian Tree Seed ...

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2001

Glossary of seed biology and technology

This technical note provides a glossary of terms of tree seed biology and p...

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2000

Tropical tree seed manual

This manual provides comprehensive, compiled data about tropical trees and ...

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2000

Guide to handling of tropical and subtropical tree seed 

This guide covers all aspects of seed procurement including seed collection...

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2000

Handling of desiccation and temperature sensitive tree seeds 

This technical note provides information on how to handle desiccation- and ...

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2000

Laboratory manual for basic tree seed studies

This technical note describes basic testing protocols for tropical tree see...

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1999

Seed handling manual: guidelines and logbook for seed processing 

This technical note is a template design for use for tree seed collection a...

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1999

Control of fungi during seed procurement

This technical note describes how to control fungi during seed procurement....

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1999

Insects of forest seed

This technical note describes how to control insects that can infest tree s...

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1998

Easy guide to controlling seed moisture during seed procurement

This technical note explains the effects of seed moisture content on tree s...

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1998

Tropical and sub-tropical tree and shrub seed handbook

This handbook contains information on seed testing for tropical and sub-tro...

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1997

Tree climbing for seed collection: techniques and equipment

This technical note provides guidance on how to climb trees to collect seed...

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1996

Electrical conductivity test 

This technical note gives practical guidance on the electrical conductivity...

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1996

A protocol to determine seed storage behaviour

This technical bulletin provides an approach to determine whether seed is o...

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1996

Seed storage behaviour: a compendium. Handbook for genebanks No. 4

This handbook provides an introduction to seed storage physiology. It inclu...

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1996

Intermediate/recalcitrant tropical forest tree seeds

This workshop proceedings explores the present state of knowledge on tree s...

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1996

Forest seed health, for germplasm conservation

This technical bulletin provides information on tree seed health management...

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1995

Safe tree climbing in forest management

This technical note provides guidance on how to safely climb trees to colle...

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1995

Mechanical extraction and cleaning of Gmelina arborea nuts

This technical note provides a method for efficiently extracting Gmelina ar...

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1995

Seed moisture and drying principles 

This technical note explains the importance of tree seed drying for maintai...

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1995

Measurement and management of tree seed moisture

This technical note gives practical guidance on how to measure tree seed mo...

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1994

Seed Extraction 2. Extraction of pine seed by means of sun drying on elevated trays followed by tumbling 

This technical guideline describes a method for extracting seed from pine c...

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1993

Climbing into the crown directly – 1. The advanced line technique for gaining access to tree crowns

This technical note explains the use of the advanced line technique to gain...

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1993

The CO2 method to control insect infestation in tree seed 

This technical note describes the use of carbon dioxide to control insects ...

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1992

Seed manual for forest seed

This booklet describes seed germination and handling conditions for Tanzani...

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1990

Collecting indigenous forest tree seed in Zambia: approach and constraints

This technical note provides guidance on how to collect the seed of indigen...

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1987

Climbing into the crown directly – 4. A light-weight catapult for use in connection with the advanced line system

This technical note explains how to use a catapult with the advanced line s...

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1987

Longevity of hard-coated seed after scarification

This technical note looked at the effect of seed scarification on the stora...

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1985

Glossary of seed germination terms for tree seed workers

This technical note provides a glossary of terms of tree seed germination. ...

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1985

Climbing into the crown directly – 3. Methods of access into the crown of canopy trees 

This technical note provides guidance on how to climb trees to collect seed...

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1985

A versatile, low-cost drying kiln for opening pine cones

This technical guideline describes a kiln for drying pine cones during seed...

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1985

Calibration of seed moisture meters 

This technical note gives practical guidance on the calibration of seed moi...

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1985

A machine for freeing seed of chemicals 

This technical note gives practical guidance on how to remove chemical dust...

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1984

Tools for harvesting tree fruits

This technical note describes the tools needed to harvest tree fruit for se...

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1984

The use of small covered containers for germination testing

This technical note describes how to use small covered containers for tree ...

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1983

Handbook of seed insects in Acacia species 

This handbook describes seed insects of acacias and how to control them. It...

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1982

Seed cleaning with a winnowing chamber

This technical note gives practical guidance on how to clean tree seed from...

Read more

1978

Principles and practices of seed storage

This handbook describes the general storage physiology of seeds and the met...

Read more

2019

Consultancy on a tree seed sub-sector assessment

This document provides a thorough analysis of the tree seed sector in Ethio...

Read more

2018

A guide to seed quality

This booklet illustrates the benefits of using high quality tree seeds and ...

Read more

2017

Forest seed science and management

This book chapter provides an overview of tree seed technology. It is most useful for practitioners.

Read more

2015

Tropical forestry handbook 

This book provides a cross-section of experiences in all fields of tropical...

Read more

2010

Seeds in emergencies, a technical handbook

This handbook provides emergency practitioners with basic technical informa...

Read more

2007

Tropical forest seed

The book covers all practical issues connected with tree seed procurement a...

Read more

2006

Tree seeds for farmers. A toolkit and reference source 

This is a guide on how to provide good-quality tree planting material to sm...

Read more

2004

Seed handling and propagation of Papua New Guinea's tree species

This booklet deals with tree seed collection, processing and storage, and v...

Read more

2003

Tree seed management, seed sources, seed collection and seed handling 

This manual covers all aspects of tree seed procurement from selection of s...

Read more

2001

Australian tree seed centre. Operation manual

This manual explains the procedures undertaken by the Australian Tree Seed ...

Read more

2001

Glossary of seed biology and technology

This technical note provides a glossary of terms of tree seed biology and p...

Read more

2000

Guide to handling of tropical and subtropical tree seed 

This guide covers all aspects of seed procurement including seed collection...

Read more

1992

Seed manual for forest seed

This booklet describes seed germination and handling conditions for Tanzani...

Read more

1985

Glossary of seed germination terms for tree seed workers

This technical note provides a glossary of terms of tree seed germination. ...

Read more

2008

Woody plant seed manual

This handbook provides general information on tree seed biology, harvesting...

Read more

2000

Tropical tree seed manual

This manual provides comprehensive, compiled data about tropical trees and ...

Read more

1997

Tree climbing for seed collection: techniques and equipment

This technical note provides guidance on how to climb trees to collect seed...

Read more

1995

Safe tree climbing in forest management

This technical note provides guidance on how to safely climb trees to colle...

Read more

1993

Climbing into the crown directly – 1. The advanced line technique for gaining access to tree crowns

This technical note explains the use of the advanced line technique to gain...

Read more

1990

Collecting indigenous forest tree seed in Zambia: approach and constraints

This technical note provides guidance on how to collect the seed of indigen...

Read more

1987

Climbing into the crown directly – 4. A light-weight catapult for use in connection with the advanced line system

This technical note explains how to use a catapult with the advanced line s...

Read more

1985

Climbing into the crown directly – 3. Methods of access into the crown of canopy trees 

This technical note provides guidance on how to climb trees to collect seed...

Read more

1984

Tools for harvesting tree fruits

This technical note describes the tools needed to harvest tree fruit for se...

Read more

2012

Forest nursery pests

This handbook describes tree nursery pests in the USA, including how to dia...

Read more

1999

Control of fungi during seed procurement

This technical note describes how to control fungi during seed procurement....

Read more

1999

Insects of forest seed

This technical note describes how to control insects that can infest tree s...

Read more

1996

Forest seed health, for germplasm conservation

This technical bulletin provides information on tree seed health management...

Read more

1993

The CO2 method to control insect infestation in tree seed 

This technical note describes the use of carbon dioxide to control insects ...

Read more

1983

Handbook of seed insects in Acacia species 

This handbook describes seed insects of acacias and how to control them. It...

Read more

2000

Handling of desiccation and temperature sensitive tree seeds 

This technical note provides information on how to handle desiccation- and ...

Read more

1999

Seed handling manual: guidelines and logbook for seed processing 

This technical note is a template design for use for tree seed collection a...

Read more

1998

Easy guide to controlling seed moisture during seed procurement

This technical note explains the effects of seed moisture content on tree s...

Read more

1996

Electrical conductivity test 

This technical note gives practical guidance on the electrical conductivity...

Read more

1995

Mechanical extraction and cleaning of Gmelina arborea nuts

This technical note provides a method for efficiently extracting Gmelina ar...

Read more

1995

Seed moisture and drying principles 

This technical note explains the importance of tree seed drying for maintai...

Read more

1995

Measurement and management of tree seed moisture

This technical note gives practical guidance on how to measure tree seed mo...

Read more

1994

Seed Extraction 2. Extraction of pine seed by means of sun drying on elevated trays followed by tumbling 

This technical guideline describes a method for extracting seed from pine c...

Read more

1985

A versatile, low-cost drying kiln for opening pine cones

This technical guideline describes a kiln for drying pine cones during seed...

Read more

1985

Calibration of seed moisture meters 

This technical note gives practical guidance on the calibration of seed moi...

Read more

1985

A machine for freeing seed of chemicals 

This technical note gives practical guidance on how to remove chemical dust...

Read more

1982

Seed cleaning with a winnowing chamber

This technical note gives practical guidance on how to clean tree seed from...

Read more

2006

Manual of seed handling in genebanks. Handbooks for genebanks No. 8

This manual provides guidance on how to manage orthodox seeds in genebanks....

Read more

2004

Basic rules for storing tree seed

This illustrated guide explains how to keep seed alive during temporary sto...

Read more

2004

Comparative storage biology of tropical tree seeds

This book reports on the results of a research project on recalcitrant and ...

Read more

1996

A protocol to determine seed storage behaviour

This technical bulletin provides an approach to determine whether seed is o...

Read more

1996

Seed storage behaviour: a compendium. Handbook for genebanks No. 4

This handbook provides an introduction to seed storage physiology. It inclu...

Read more

1996

Intermediate/recalcitrant tropical forest tree seeds

This workshop proceedings explores the present state of knowledge on tree s...

Read more

1987

Longevity of hard-coated seed after scarification

This technical note looked at the effect of seed scarification on the stora...

Read more

1978

Principles and practices of seed storage

This handbook describes the general storage physiology of seeds and the met...

Read more

2021

International rules for seed testing 

These international rules for seed testing provide standardised methods for...

Read more

2000

Laboratory manual for basic tree seed studies

This technical note describes basic testing protocols for tropical tree see...

Read more

1998

Tropical and sub-tropical tree and shrub seed handbook

This handbook contains information on seed testing for tropical and sub-tro...

Read more

1984

The use of small covered containers for germination testing

This technical note describes how to use small covered containers for tree ...

Read more