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A Irish Landscape Institute lunchtime talk by Mark Bryson, horticulturalist and founder member of EcoSeeds Ltd.

In this presentation Mark will talk about why and where there is a need for seed-based restoration; specifying and sourcing native origin seed in the global context; the three-stage approach for ecological best practice; seed zones and maintaining local genetic diversity; traceability, transparency and quality; timing; harvesting methodology and logistics.

Receptor sites will also be discussed in the context of the challenges of natural colonisation; stockpiled topsoil; the theory of site preparation and machinery used; the theory of seed testing; sowing rates for Yellow rattle and brush harvest material; the main differences between brush and green hay transfer methods; mycorrhizal fungi and restoration; management and remedial action.

Mark will also look at the progress in developing a network of quality donor sites across Ireland. Q and A

Theory and practice of using native origin seeds across Ireland for landscaping and habitat restoration projects- Mark Bryson

General Info

Event Type(s) Talks & Debates
Tickets / Admission €10


Irish Landscape Institute

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