You are here

11th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference - update

Dr Paul Gibson-Roy from Greening Australia will be one of the Plenary Speakers at the 11th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference 2016. He will be reporting on his recent United States tour investigating native seed production and prairie restoration under a Churchill Fellowship. A lack of native seed is known to be a major obstacle to restoration in Australia. Hear about the US experience, including the systems used by native seed growers to procure, grow and process native seed at large scales and quantities, and of the huge restoration outcomes made possible by this established seed supply chain. Paul will also discuss the market drivers, which together make possible a seed production and restoration industry that far exceeds that which currently exists in Australia. In many cases, the outcomes are nothing short of extraordinary.