Scotton, M., A. Kirmer and B. Krautzer
Extensively managed semi-natural grassland can be regarded as a seed source useful to establish new species rich areas. Indeed, they are normally rich in species of native provenance and for this reason they can be harvested to obtain propagation material with high ecological value. State of the art techniques to create forage meadows or to restore degraded areas using commercial seed mixtures are not comparable with the target of ecological restoration done with propagation material from semi-natural grassland. Therefore a large number of different harvesting methods and application techniques have been developed for exploitation and application of site-specific seed or plant material. This handbook gives mainly an overview on techniques for seed harvesting and techniques for the establishment of semi-natural grassland.
Practical Handbook for Seed Harvest and Ecological Restoration of Species-rich Grasslands