Maybe treading here where angels fear to go, but have allways wandered.... The question of pollen? Why has there never been a system,measurement of pollen's worth, like there is for seedlings and adult plants, ie r/cm? The pollen season is upon us, lots of people looking for pollen, to complete the cycle of cycads, pollination! Many of us do not have female plants, but male, so to be able tob"swop" pollen for seed is then part of our investment!! I am not talking about an arrangement where one party gives another pollen as a gift, I am talking about the gentlemans agreement of 50/50 on the seed. How many of us have not done this deal, only to end up with nothing in return? Was too late to pollinate, my Jack Russel ate the cone, and and and.... If one takes a teaspoon as a yardstick; a teaspoon full of pollen should be enough to pollenate a cone, if you then take the amount of seed from such a cone, half those seeds(pollen donars share) should be the worth of that teaspoon of pollen???? Example: villosus will yield 100 seed, 50%, 50 seed each so the pollen donar gets 50 seeds;villosus seeds cost R2 each, so one teaspoon villosus pollen should be worth R100? So next time someone is looking for Villosus pollen on a seed sharing basis, he should expect to pay R100 for a teaspoon full; he is good and the donar is good. Everyone then has what they need, no worries, or dissapointment s later. This system or way could be used to calculate pollen on all our different species. Just food for thought; your thoughts?