Seed Quality and Testing

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Presenter: Victor Vankus and Tia Tyler

Both presenters work for the USDA Forest Service National Seed Laboratory:

Format: E-Learning


ISA BCMA Science: 1.5

Climber Specialist: 0

ISA Certified Arborist: 1.5

Utility Specialist: 0

Municipal Specialist: 1.5

Aerial Lift Specialist: 0

Course Description:

The webinar will be split into two parts and will cover the seed production section and how seed quality is determined. See below for the topics that will be covered.

Part 1: Vic Vankus, Director – Tree Seed Production and Supply

                Tree seed production process. 

                Primary producers and species used for reforestation and urban/landscape plantings.

                Seed supply and market.

Part 2: Tia Tyler, Laboratory Supervisor – Maintaining Tree Seed Quality

Critical considerations throughout the seed production, storage, and planting process. 

Tests and tools used to evaluate seed quality.

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