FGC’s goals are to increase the amount of select seed used for reforestation and increase the genetic gain for volume and pest resistance of select seed. Currently, 67% of seedlings planted in BC are grown from select seed with an average genetic improvement for volume of +21%.
See FGC Plans and Reports
Health and Productivity Panel Photo: The late Dr. John Russell examining western redcedar (Thuja plicata) seedlings at the Cowichan Lake Research Station. Credit: Chad Hipolito © Genome Canada, 2017.