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Introducing the International Standards for Native Seeds: Basic concepts and best practice in native
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Pre-approved for 5 CECs under SER's CERP Program

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Where: Cape Town
South Africa

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Coordinated by RBG Kew in association with the International Network for Seed-based Restoration (INSR) and South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), this course will introduce and explore the basic science and established best practice underpinning the International Standards for Native Seeds. It provides a comprehensive overview of this critical aspect of biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration, introducing practical techniques and concepts that will be discussed in greater detail, and with a greater focus on cutting edge techniques and new research, in a series of native seed symposia within the formal conference program.

Topics covered during the day include: securing high quality, genetically diverse wild seed collections; flower and seed morphology; seed aging, processing and storage; germination and dormancy alleviation and site preparation and sowing techniques. The day concludes with a tour of seed and plant conservation activities at Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden, including experimental burning sites, the threatened species genebank and the Garden of Extinction.

Pre-approved for 5 CECs under SER's CERP Program