Tree Seed Training and Extension Resources

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This category provides a selection of general scientific level reference and training resources.

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Id.no. and short title
Comments
Topics of resource
Country / region of relevance
Language availability
Electronic version availability
013 Guide to Handling Tropical and Subtropical Forest Seed. Lars Schmidt. 2000. DFSC
The best and most complete technical source document available. Chapters 1-6 currently available on the web.
All seed handling
Pan tropical
English
On EXT-CD
031 A guide to Forest Seed Handling with special reference to the tropics. 1995 FAO
Superseded by the DFSC manual, but is available also in Spanish and French
All seed handling
Pan tropical
English, French, Spanish
Electronic form
On EXT-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
071 Plantation Forestry in the Tropics. Evans
A standard reference on plantations, with general sections on seed handling
All seed topics
All countries (tropics)
English
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.
These 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
034 Tree Seed Technology Training Course. Student Outline and Instructor's Manuals
Comprehensive technical course, with a focus on indigenous, multipurpose species for agroforestry.
All seed topics
All countries
English
Electronic form on web.
On EXT-CD
024 Woody Plant Seed Manual. USDA
An excellent resource, gradually being revised and available on the internet
Seed handling
USA, global
English
Electronic form (partial)
025 Seed propagation of mediterranean trees and shrubs APAT
A useful reference for this region.
Seed handling
Mediterranean
English, Italian
Electronic version
On EXT-CD