Tree Seed Training and Extension Resources

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If you have limited time and space, start with the following resources (most are available as CDs). They should give you an idea of what to get next.

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Id.no. and short title
Comments
Topics of resource
Country / region of relevance
Language availability
Electronic version availability
The 
EXT-CD
version of this site.
This site provides links to some 150 resources. The CD version includes  45 of them for reading off-line. Anything included is therefore not listed below. All aspects of tree seed extension and training
English

 
090 Tree Seeds for Farmers. A toolkit and reference source. ICRAF.
A comprehensive resource, especially focussed on decentralising seed procurement to farmers.

All aspects of seed handling.
Tropical and sub-tropical
English
Available as a CD from ICRAF

087 Forestry Compendium CABI
A comprehensive electronic source of silvicultural information with a particular focus on species selection and seed supply
Species selection
All countries
English
Available as CD (for purchase)
021 DFSC Seed Guidelines, Technical Notes and Seed Leaflets.
Cover a wide range of topics in detail, based on field experience. Excellent resource
All seed handling (not nursery)
Pan tropical
English (some Spanish)
Electronic form (most) on web
007 Árboles Mesoamericanos 
CD version.
Although in Spanish, the illustrations are an excellent example of graphic design, and usable anywhere.
All seed handling and plantation
MesoAmerica
Spanish
Available as CD
086 Plant Propagation. Principles & Practice. Hartmann and Kester
A standard reference on propagation of all types of plant.
All reproductive material
All countries
English
Needs to be purchased
067 Agroforestree database, ICRAF This is a comprehensive database which is available on CD free from ICRAF Species selection
Global
English
Available as CD.
081 Where there is no Artist.  Rohr-Rouendaal Contains more than 400 drawings  along with advice on copying, enlarging and changing illustrations without using special equipment Drawing and illustration
Global
English
068 The Overstory Book. Agroforestry.net The website agroforestry.net, from which this book draws its information, is an excellent resource. Many articles are concerned with seed issues. Agroforestry
Global
English
CD version of book.
019 Agroforestry Extension Manuals RELMA/ICRAF
A useful review and critique of manuals, many of which cover seed handling.
Agroforestry
East Africa
English