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Seeds and Plant Breeding

Two handfuls of seeds (Copyright IStock).
Do you want to find or save seed for planting or learn about or develop a new variety of your favorite plant? Find information about seeds and plant propagation methods for the home and commercial grower.

eXtension. eOrganic.

Collects seed production information for a variety of vegetable crops including production issues, organizations involved in regulation, testing, marketing and education and lists Northwestern United States University expert contacts.

National Center for Appropriate Technology. ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Provides sources for organic seed of both agronomic and horticultural crops with an emphasis on small alternative seed companies offering open-pollinated vegetable, flower and herb seed.

Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA)

Database of organic seed vendors searchable by field crops, fruits and vegetables, and other organic crops.

Seed Savers Exchange.

A nonprofit membership organization of individuals working locally and internationally to save heirloom garden seeds and offering a large selection of those seeds for sale. The catalog of seeds derives from a diverse selection of vegetables, herbs and flowers maintained by the group in its seed bank and preservation gardens.

eXtension. eOrganic.

Information and research on organic crop production and disease management.  Provides access to publications, reports, videos, and webinars.


Reports from production trials comparing different varieties of crops. Trials were conducted across several states for both vegetables and field crops.

Carolina Food Stewardship Association.

The Saving Our Seed Project provided a collection of seed production resources, publications covering production of a variety of seeds, heirloom seed sourcing resources, a seed saving toolbox and information about the One Seed At A Time program, a Southeast seed bank and curation facility.