Kew’s unparalleled expertise in seed conservation technology is widely shared with its international partners and commercial clients. In every case, we deliver advice that is specifically tailored to the needs and budget of our partners, however large or small.
The core of our service involves advice on the design and construction of seed storage facilities and the procurement and commissioning of laboratory equipment for seed processing, banking and germination testing.
Dry room technology in Lebanon
In November 2009 our Laboratory Manager, Keith Manger, visited the Lebanese Agricultural Institute (LARI) in Tal-Amara, near Rayak, Lebanon, in order to undertake a technical audit focusing on the possible construction of a dry room.Dry room technology in Lebanon
Low-cost drying of seed collections
RBG Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place is a state-of-the-art facility, with much sophisticated equipment to facilitate the processes needed to prepare seeds for long-term storageLow-cost drying of seed collections
Seed bank design in Georgia
Located in the heart of one of the world’s 34 biodiversity hotspots, Georgia is host to numerous plant species known nowhere else on the planet. The region is internationally recognised as holding a remarkable reservoir of biodiversity.Seed bank design in Georgia