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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVED PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR PASTURES AND RANGELANDS IN THE TEMPERATE SEMIARID REGIONS OF THE WESTERN U.S.

Location: Forage and Range Research

Title: 'Recovery', a new western wheatgrass cultivar with improved seedling establishment on rangelands

Authors
item Waldron, Blair
item Jensen, Kevin
item Palazzo, Antonio -
item Cary, Timothy -
item Robins, Joseph
item Peel, Michael
item Ogle, Daniel -
item St. John, Loren -

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Germplasm Registration
Publication Acceptance Date: January 7, 2011
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
Citation: Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Palazzo, A.J., Cary, T.J., Robins, J.G., Peel, M., Ogle, D.G., St. John, L. 2011. 'Recovery', a new western wheatgrass cultivar with improved seedling establishment on rangelands. Journal of Plant Registrations. 5:1-7.

Interpretive Summary: 'Recovery' western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii [Rydb.] A. Love) was released in December 2009, by the USDA-ARS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Engineer Research and Development Center, and the USDA-NRCS. Recovery was developed for reseeding rangelands following severe disturbance, frequent fires, and soil erosion with selection emphasis on improved and faster seedling establishment. During the establishment year, Recovery had increased frequency of seedlings when averaged across eight locations than 'Arriba', 'Barton', 'Flintlock', 'Rodan', and 'Rosana' western wheatgrasses. Recovery continued to have superior stand until 4 to 6 years after planting, when due to their rhizomatous nature, all the western wheatgrasses had similar stand frequencies. Foundation seed of Recovery is available through the Utah Crop Improvement Association and the University of Idaho Foundation Seed Program.

Technical Abstract: 'Recovery' western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii [Rydb.] A. Love) (Reg. No. CV-_____, PI ______) was released in December 2009 by the USDA-ARS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Engineer Research and Development Center, and the USDA-NRCS. Recovery was developed for reseedling rangelands following severe disturbance, frequent fires, and soil erosion with selection emphasis on improved and faster seedling establishment. During the establishment year, Recovery had increased frequency of seedlings when averaged across eight locations than 'Arriba', 'Barton', 'Flintlock', 'Rodan', and 'Rosana' western wheatgrasses. Recovery continued to have superior stand until 4 to 6 years after planting, when due to their rhizomatous nature, all the western wheatgrasses had similar stand frequencies. Foundation seed of Recovery is available through the Utah Crop Improvement Association and the University of Idaho Foundation Seed Program.

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