Specialty Seed Production Resources from Oregon State University

Specialty seed crops are important crops in Oregon, grown on more than 16000 acres and valued at more than 37 million dollars in 2010. In addition, seed crops add extraordinary beauty to the Oregon landscape. This page aggregates information on specialty seed production for Oregon farmers.

Features

Special Local Need registration for Rovral on Brassica seed crops

Integrative Seed Biology at Oregon State University

Willamette Valley Specialty Seed Association

Organic Seed Resource Guide (at eXtension)

Organic Seed Production Course (at eXtension)

Ohio State Seed ID website

Specialty seed photo gallery

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cosmos seed field, Silver Falls Seed. Credit: Alex Stone, OSU

Pacific Northwest (PNW) Extension Bulletins on specialty seed production

Available for purchase from https://cru84.cahe.wsu.edu/Default.aspx (search for "seed") (verified 20 Jan 2012).

  • Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and kohlrabi seed production in the Pacific Northwest. M. L. Jarmin and R. E. Thornton. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 268.
  • Carrot, parsnip, and parsley seed production in the Pacific Northwest. W. R. Simpson, R. G. Beaver, W. M. Colt, and C. R. Baird. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 272.
  • Kale and collard seed production in the Pacific Northwest. M. L. Jarmin and R. E. Thornton. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 269.
  • Lettuce seed production in the Pacific Northwest. W. M. Colt, R. G. Beaver, W. R. Simpson, and C. R. Baird. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 273.
  • Mustard and chinese cabbage seed production in the Pacific Northwest. M. L. Jarmin and R. E. Thornton. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 270.
  • Radish seed production in the Pacific Northwest. W. M. Colt, R. G. Beaver, W. R. Simpson, and C. R. Baird. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 274.
  • Spinach seed production in the Pacific Northwest. M. L. Jarmin and R. E. Thornton. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 267.
  • Table beet and swiss chard seed production in the Pacific Northwest. M. L. Jarmin and R. E. Thornton. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 271.
  • Turnip and rutabaga seed production in the Pacific Northwest. N. S. Mansour, J. R. Baggett, and M. Jarmin. 1985. Pacific Northwest Cooperative Extension Publication 265.

 

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