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September 16, 2019 13:00 - September 20, 2019 14:12
ECHO Global Farm, USA
Presented By: ECHO
Registration CLOSED
Register Before:

September 11, 2019 23:59

Event Contact:

Bianca Basch (study@echonet.org)

Phone: 239-567-3333

ECHO offers over 350 varieties in its Florida seed bank requiring diverse approaches to growing, processing, and storing seeds. This five-day course will begin in ECHO’s seed production plots to help participants better understand how crops are managed and harvested. Techniques related to both wet and dry processing of seeds will be practiced, as well as, essential tasks such as germination testing. Long-term seed storage approaches including vacuum sealing and cold storage will be explored, emphasis will be placed on seed saving technologies and approaches for challenging tropical locations.