• Cleaning, processing, drying, and storing orthodox seeds

      Walters, Christina; Maschinski, Joyce; Havens, Kay; Vitt, Pati; Heineman, Katherine D.; Horn, Christa M.; Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) (Center for Plant ConservationEscondido, California, 2019)
      The old adage “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” applies to seed banking. Divide each accession and store each half at a different safe seed banking facility. Create curation packages to place inside storage packages. Seeds in curation packages can be used for testing initial and long-term viability. Seeds in storage packages are intended to be stored long-term.
    • Collecting seeds from wild rare plant populations

      Maschinski, Joyce; Walters, Christina; Guerrant, Ed; Murray, Sheila; Kunz, Michael; Schneider, Heather; Affolter, Jim; Gurnoe, Tony; Fraga, Naomi; Havens, Kay; et al. (Center for Plant ConservationEscondido, California, 2019)
      Species characteristics, legal parameters, and the purpose of the collection influence decisions about timing, locations, and numbers of seeds (or other tissues) that will need to be collected. Ethics of doing no harm to the wild rare plant population guide actions in the field....
    • Curating small samples: Increasing the number of seeds for storage and restoration

      Maschinski, Joyce; Walters, Christina; Haskins, Kris; Birker, Cheryl; Randall, Johnny; Randall, Leslie; Watkins, Kirstie; Clarke, Margaret; Davitt, Joe; Havens, Kay; et al. (Center for Plant ConservationEscondido, California, 2019)
      Some species produce so few seeds in the wild that collections of 100 seeds or less are expected. These require additional care. For best conservation value, increase seeds before storage by taking steps to grow to maturity, collect next generation seeds, and store....
    • Distributing samples and information

      Maschinski, Joyce; Walters, Christina; Heineman, Katherine D.; Blaik, Rowan; Frances, Anne; Horn, Christa M.; Tiller, Anita; Allenstein, Pam; Anderson, Stacy; Crews, Spencer; et al. (Center for Plant ConservationEscondido, California, 2019)
      Conservation collections ideally serve the conservation of the species in the wild. Distributions made for this purpose are encouraged. Permits, the collector’s institution collection policy, and the storage agreement with banking facilities will govern the distribution details for seeds, tissues, or whole plants in the future. Distribute in a manner that maintains collection health....
    • Splitting samples for safety duplication storage and testing

      Maschinski, Joyce; Walters, Christina; McCue, Kim; Remucal, David; Ritchie, James; Meyer, Evan; Wesley, Robert; Way, Michael; Chapman, Suzzanne; Fitch, Ryan; et al. (Center for Plant ConservationEscondido, California, 2019)
      The old adage “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” applies to seed banking. Divide each accession and store each half at a different safe seed banking facility. Create curation packages to place inside storage packages. Seeds in curation packages can be used for testing initial and long-term viability. Seeds in storage packages are intended to be stored long-term.