FAQ: Why should I try to collect 3000 seeds?

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Submitted by Center for Plan... on Tue, 07/02/2019 - 2:33pm

Collections of 3000 seeds or greater maximize the flexibility of the collection and allow for a portion of the collection be held at a second seed bank. Maximizing the use of the collection means that: sufficient seed is available for germination and viability testing; samples are available for supply to users for restoration, education or scientific purposes; and a substantial amount of seed can be conserved as a long-term safeguard against loss of the wild population (Bureau of Land Management 2016).

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