Native Seed Collection And Propagation The Next Boom Industry, Researcher Says

The native seed collection and propagation industry represents one of the "most wonderful business and economic opportunities" for traditional owners in the country, researchers have said, with demand for land restoration projects rapidly increasing.

The native seed industry is relatively small in Australia, made up primarily of a small group of individuals and businesses in each state.

Its main market is in land restoration for disused mine sites and fire-damaged land.

But researchers say there has been a "paradigm shift" in the need and appreciation for restoring degraded land and industry now needs to grow to meet it.