Technical publications produced by the Millennium Seed Bank
The Millennium Seed Bank has published a number of more detailed technical guides to various aspects of our work.
Technical Information Sheets
A collection of technical information sheets produced by Millennium Seed Bank staff, covering various aspects of seed conservation practices and facilities. These are aimed at practitioners already working in seed conservation, though they are also used as resource materials in our training courses with university groups and to provide detailed information to visitors of the seed bank.
Field Manual for Seed Collectors
Seed collecting for the Millennium Seed Bank
Seed Conservation: Turning Science into Practice
Edited by Roger Smith, John Dickie, Simon Linington, Hugh Pritchard and Robin Probert
Kew Publishing, 2004
A landmark review of the current scientific knowledge that underpins seed banking - a technology which plays a key role in the conservation of both domesticated and wild plant species. The book is the outcome of a workshop in 2001 hosted at Wakehurst Place by the Millennium Seed Bank Project, and reflects international collaboration on the seed conservation of wild plant species.
The book is divided into three sections: Planning and collecting; Seed processing and testing; Seed storage and utilisation and contains 56 chapters in all. The full text is available by clicking on the link below.
Technology transfer and co-operation (September 2003)
19 page case study
The European Native Seed Conservation Network is a collaboration led by the Millennium Seed Bank. The website has various publications available for download including:
- Collection Manual
- Curation Manual
- Germination Recommendations
- European Collecting Plan Report
Follow the link to see these items
These leaflets are from a series produced by Forest and Landscape, Denmark. Each leaflet contains sections on taxonomy and nomenclature, distribution and habitat, uses, botanical description, fruit and seed description, flowering and fruiting habit, harvest, processing and handling, storage and viability, dormancy and pre-treatment, sowing and germination and further reading.