Target 8 Project database fields


The data gathered during the ex-situ cultivation of plants needs to be submitted to the horticultural database. For each protocol used or trialled, a separate dataset should be submitted – for example soft-wood cuttings in April may not work, while they may work well in May. Likewise germinating seed in spring may not be as efficacious as germinating in early winter.

You can download a spreadsheet with the datafields pre-formatted here

DATABASE FIELDDATA TYPE
Situation
1OutdoorsYes/No
2Outdoors in summer, indoors in winterYes/No
3In a cool glasshouseYes/No
4In framesYes/No
5In a warm glasshouseYes/No
6In a lath or shade houseYes/No
7Other: please specifyText
Phenology
1Flowered in gardenNumber
2Fruited in gardenNumber
3Did it require artificial pollination Y/NYes/No
Growth form
1TreeYes/No
2ShrubYes/No
3Herbaceaous perennialYes/No
4Short-lived perennialYes/No
5MonocarpicYes/No
6BiennialYes/No
7AnnualYes/No
8ClimbingYes/No
9ScramblingYes/No
10EvergreenYes/No
11Semi-deciduousYes/No
12DeciduousYes/No
13Marginal aquaticYes/No
14Submerged aquaticYes/No
15Free floating aquaticYes/No
16Parasitic (See next question)Yes/No
17Name of Parasitic’s Host PlantText 50
18SaprophyticYes/No
19EpiphyticYes/No
20HalophyticYes/No
21SucculentYes/No
22Other: please specifyText 50
23Is the species dioeciousYes/No
Soil
1Alkaline soilYes/No
2Neutral soilYes/No
3Acidic soilYes/No
4Free-draining soilYes/No
5Water-retentive soilYes/No
6Nutrient-rich soilYes/No
7Nutrient-poor soilYes/No
8Any specific requirements?Text 50
Container
1Is the accession best grown in-situYes/No
2accession best grown in a containerYes/No
3Please specify container typeText 50
4Don’t knowYes/No
Light
1In shadeYes/No
2Semi-shadedYes/No
3In full sunlightYes/No
4Indifferent to light conditionsYes/No
5Dont know what is best light conditionYes/No
6Does plant require additional shelterYes/No
7If additional shelter is required; please give detailsText
Temperature
1Temp – min less than -5°CYes/No
2Temp – min between -5°C and 5°CYes/No
3Temp – min between 5°C and 15°CYes/No
4Temp – min between 15°C and 25°CYes/No
5Temp – min less 25°CYes/No
6Don’t knowYes/No
Nutrients
1Regular feeding requiredNumber
2If regular feeding required – give detailsText 50
3Intolerant to regular feeding requiredNumber
Disease
1Susceptible to pest or diseasesNumber
2Animal (vertebrate) pestsYes/No
3Animal (invertebrate) pestsYes/No
4Fungal pestsYes/No
5Bacterial pestsYes/No
6VirusesYes/No
7Mineral deficiencyYes/No
8UnknownYes/No
9Specific pestsText 50
10Specific treatmentText 50
11Specific pestsText 50
12Specific treatmentText 50
13Specific pestsText 50
14Specific treatmentText 50
Propagation
1Has propagation being successfulYes/No
2If propagated, how easy is itText 10
3SeedYes/No
4DivisionYes/No
5Root-cuttingsYes/No
6Softwood or herbaceous cuttingsYes/No
7Semi-ripe hardwood cuttingsYes/No
8SeedRipe hardwood cuttingsYes/No
9Leaf cuttingsYes/No
10LayersYes/No
11Cutting medium standard Y/NYes/No
12Cutting medium other textText 100
13Mist bench Y/NYes/No
14Heated bench Y/NYes/No
15Artificial lighting Y/NYes/No
16Grafts*Yes/No
17Bud grafts*Yes/No
18Air-layersYes/No
19StoolingYes/No
20Other, please specifyText 50
21If grafted, please specify stock/rootstockText 250
Seed Treatment
1Pre-sowingText 100
2Subsequent treatmentText 100
3Time taken to germinateText 100
4Was seed stored Y/NYes/No
5If so, for how long textText 50
6Does the seed exhibit short viability Y/NYes/No
7Specify treatmentText 100
8General treatment (if none of the above)Text 100
9Tissue culture usedText 100