Updates for the third edition of the Germplasm Guidelines are going well, with reviewer comments recently addressed by chapter working groups. Thanks to all those involved in the review and writing process! External reviews will begin shortly. Production of the ‘Plant Treasures’ video series funded by The Ian Potter Foundation is underway, with producer Chantelle Doyle and videographer Michael Lawrence-Taylor engaged to help spread the key messages of the Germplasm Guidelines. The video series will include interviews with chapter authors and footage of ex situ conservation processes in action. Planning is also underway for the launch of the Guidelines at the virtual Australasian Seed Science Conference on 6-10 September 2021.
A backload of workshop enquiries from last year has resulted in a number of ANPC workshops and field days locked in for this financial year. There has already been one seed collection workshop delivered for Hay Landcare/ Riverina LLS in February with planned propagation, direct seeding and regeneration workshops to follow. There are also seven field walk plant identification and management workshops at various locations across far west NSW planned between Central and Western LLS over two weeks in May and another series proposed in August. Keep an eye out for these workshops which will be promoted as soon as we finalise times and locations.