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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Collection and Evaluation of Plant Materials for Rangelands of the Intermountain Region of the Western U.S.

Location: Forage and Range Research

Project Number: 2080-21000-014-22
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2011
End Date: Sep 14, 2016

Objective:
Collect and evaluate promising plant materials for use in improving degraded rangelands in the western U.S. to help develop an understanding of the ecology and physiology of these plant materials.

Approach:
Seed and associated passport data of promising grasses and forbs will be collected at wildland sites in the Intermountain Region of the western U.S. Field, laboratory and greenhouse studies will be conducted to evaluate these collections for germination, establishment, forage and seed production, competitiveness, and persistence. These evaluation data will be critical in identifying the most promising collections for further testing and eventual release.

Last Modified: 11/28/2014
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