Kaua‘i Workshop November 6-7, 2011

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Welcome Remarks by Nancy Redfeather, Coordinator HPSI
The Hawai‘i Public Seed Initiative: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Overview by Paul Massey & Jill Richardson

Experience with Gardening and Seeds on Kaua‘i

Global Seed Industry by Hector Valenzuela

• Why Do Farmers & Gardners Need to Save Seed
• History of Seed Production and Crop Breeding in Hawai‘i
• Law Issues: Plant Variety Protection, Plant Patents, and Utility Patents
• Summary of Statewide Seed Assesment from the 2010 Seed Symposium

Seed Basics: Botany and Biology by Paul Massey
Seed Basics: Botany and Biology by Russell Nagata
• Monocot and Dicot Plant Differences
• Open-Pollinated vs. Hybrid vs. Heirloom Varieties
• Inbreeding vs. Outbreeding: Know Your Crop’s Mating Preferences
• Selfing vs. Cross Pollination Pollen Transfer
• Reproductive Cycles: Annuals, Biennials, and Perennials

Growing Crops for Seed in the Garden by Paul Massey & Russell Nagata
Growing Crops for Seed in the Garden by Jill Richardson

• Culture & Growing Conditions
• Population Numbers: Maintaining Genetic Diversity
• Addressing Seed Purity: Different Strategies
• Isolation Distances (Physical Barriers, etc.)
• Selection: Locally Adapted Varieties, Rouging
• Harvesting Seed

Seed Viability & Why and How to Do Variety Trials by Hector Valenzuela

Seed Saving and Storage: Basic Techniques and Ideas by Paul Massey & Jill Richardson

Harvesting Seed in the Garden & Growing Requirements for Producing Lettuce for Seed by Russell Nagata

• Cleaning Techniques for Dry Seeded Crops
• Pollination, Isolation, and Optimal Numbers of Plants
• Seed Purity, Improving Lettuce Varieties, Roguing, and Selection
• Seed Storage and Viability Testing