Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Seed Collection Workshop

Wilkes Community College will be hosting a native seed workshop on March 17. The classroom for this will be 1602 in the Horticulture Complex. The workshop will last from 8:30 till 5:30. Vic Vankas from the National Seed Testing Lab will be speaking along with others. The major topic is the collection and cleaning of seeds from cones, pods, etc. down to clean seeds. We will use a variety of machines to perform this process. We will also discuss sites where one can purchase and sell seeds, different manufacturers of equipment and other sites where more information can be gained on seed collecting and sowing. X-ray analysis and purity tests will be performed also that day to show the procedures that are done to obtain those results.

Call Ronald Dollyhite at the Wilkes Community College to pre-register. (336) 838-6281
or email:

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.