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Direct Seeding


The establishment of trees on deforested sites by sowing seeds rather than by planting nursery-raised saplings.


"Glossary", FOREST RESTORATION RESEARCH UNIT, 2008. "Research for Restoring Tropical Forest Ecosystems: A Practical Guide". Biology Department, Science Faculty, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Alternative definition

Sowing seed without prior ploughing or hoeing of the seedbed.

Alternative source

Save and Grow, FAO, 2015 (MO980).