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Guidelines and Code of Practice

First published in 1999 and 2000, the ten Florabank guidelines are the Australian benchmark for best practice for seed collection and use. Updates to existing guidelines and some new guidelines will be added to these pages in the near future.

 

Florabank Model Code of Practice
Model code of practice for community-based collectors and suppliers of native plants...
Florabank Guideline 1 - Native seed storage for revegetation
Many people store native plant seed quite effectively without spending a lot of money. Low-cost storage can be very effective in the short term if basic rules are understood and fo.....
Florabank Guideline 2 - Basic methods for drying, extraction and cleaning native plant seed
FloraBank's best practice guidelines on seed drying, extracting seed and seed cleaning. ...
Florabank Guideline 3 - Improving on basic native seed storage
In general, we store seed to maintain it in a viable condition from the time of collection until the time of sowing. Storage time varies according to the purpose for which you stor.....
Florabank Guideline 4 - Keeping records on native seed
Much of what we know about seeds is the result of meticulous record keeping: from identification of the parent plant and seed collection, through storage, to use in the nursery or .....
Florabank Guideline 5 - Seed collection from woody plants for local revegetation
This guideline focuses on collecting good quality seed from woody native plants for use in revegetation....
Florabank Guideline 6 - Native seed collection methods
Seed collection is an activity that can be undertaken by people of all ages and skill levels, and can be very satisfying. ...
Florabank Guideline 7 - Seed production areas for woody native plants
This guideline is an introduction to the establishment and use of native seed production areas. ...
Florabank Guideline 8 - Basic germination and viability tests for native plant seed
This guideline describes basic, low-cost approaches to testing native seed for people involved in revegetation. ...
Florabank Guideline 9 - Using native grass seed in revegetation
This guideline is an introduction to using native grasses....
Florabank Guideline 10 - Seed collection ranges for revegetation
This guideline is about collecting local seed for revegetation and builds on our previous publication on the topic, FloraBank Guideline 5....
Species Navigator
An interactive key for selecting common revegetation species.  Includes a Seed Collection Advisor to help you maximise the genetic quality of collected seed. ...
Site Description Tool
Basic guidelines, resources and a scoresheet to effectively describe revegetation sites. ...
Vegetation Management Tool
A tool to help you design, prepare, revegetate and maintain revegetation sites....





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Resources and References

In References and Resources you will find publications, fact sheets, guidelines, reports and links to the scientific literature about all aspects of seed collection, handling and use. Florabank has collated information from researchers, seed collectors, seed and plant users and from the work of CSIRO, Greening Australia and botanic gardens around Australia. Read more..

Florabank Updates

25 August 2008

Species Navigator

An interactive key for selecting common revegetation species.  Includes a Seed Collection Advisor to help you maximise the genetic quality of collected seed. ...

Read more...

25 August 2008

Site Description Tool

Basic guidelines, resources and a scoresheet to effectively describe revegetation sites. ...

Read more...

25 August 2008

Vegetation Management Tool

A tool to help you design, prepare, revegetate and maintain revegetation sites....

Read more...