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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.

Location: Forage and Range Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Non-growing season soil CO2 efflux patterns in five land-use types in northern China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

A history of plant improvement by the USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory for rehabilitation of degraded western U.S. rangelands - (Review Article)

Genes affecting heading date in cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) - (Proceedings)
Bushman, B.S., Zhao, X., Robbins, M.D., Robins, J.G., Larson, S.R., Zhang, X., Xie, W. 2016. Genes affecting heading date in cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata). Symposium Proceedings.

Improving abiotic stress tolerance and forage quality in orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S., Zhao, X., Robins, J.G., Larson, S.R., Zhang, X. 2016. Improving abiotic stress tolerance and forage quality in orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata). Meeting Abstract.

Notice of release of 'Trailhead II' basin wildrye - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Quantitative gene-gene and gene-environment mapping for leaf shape variation using tree-based models - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Comparative trends in forage nutritional quality across the growing season in thirteen grasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G., Rigby, C.W., Waldron, B.L. 2016. Comparative trends in forage nutritional quality across the growing season in thirteen grasses. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. doi: 10.1139/cjps2015-3208.

Forage kochia and Russian wildrye potential for rehabilitating Gardner's saltbush ecosystems degraded by halogeton - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Forage kochia and Russian wildrye potential for rehabilitating Gardner's saltbush ecosystems degraded by halogeton - (Abstract Only)
Smith, R.C., Waldron, B.L., Creech, E., Zobell, D., Zobell, A. 2016. Forage kochia and Russian wildrye potential for rehabilitating Gardner's saltbush ecosystems degraded by halogeton. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 69:390-398. doi: 10.1016/j.rama.2016.06.001.

Responses of tolerant and susceptible Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) germplasm to salt stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Genetic and ecological characteristics of Miscanthus in eastern Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Interseeding forage kochia into established Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to improve fall and winter grazing potential - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Waldron, B.L., Banks, J.E., Newhall, R.L., Snyder, D.L., Thornton, K.J. 2016. Interseeding forage kochia into established Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to improve fall and winter grazing potential. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management. 2:doi: 10.2134/cftm2015.0200.

Interspecific hybrid of xeric Shepherdia rotundifolia and riparian Shepherdia argentea: description, and traits suitable for low-water urban landscapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sriladda, C., Kratsch, H.A., Larson, S.R., Monaco, T.A., Shen, F., Kjelgren, R.K. 2016. Interspecific hybrid of xeric Shepherdia rotundifolia and riparian Shepherdia argentea: description, and traits suitable for low-water urban landscapes. HortScience. 51:822-828.

Notice of release of Charleston Peak Germplasm: selected class, genetically manipulated track pre-variety germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, K.B., Larson, S.R., Bushman, B.S., Robins, J.G. 2016. Notice of release of Charleston Peak Germplasm: selected class, genetically manipulated track pre-variety germplasm. Native Plant Journal. 17:127-133.

Searching for genetic tolerance to choke in orchardgrass germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Anderson, N., Robins, J.G., Singh, D., Lamp, R., Schroeder, B., Boren, P. 2016. Searching for genetic tolerance to choke in orchardgrass germplasm. Seed Production Research at Oregon State University. pp. 6-7.

Development of fine-leaved Festuca grass populations identified genetic resources having potential for improved forage production and wildfire control in the western United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robbins, M.D., Staub, J.E., Bushman, B.S. 2016. Development of fine-leaved Festuca grass populations identified genetic resources having potential for improved forage production and wildfire control in the western United States. Euphytica. doi: 10.1007/s10681-016-1644-z.

Evaluation of a native prairie Junegrass collection from Eastern Oregon for use in the Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
Staub, J.E., Robbins, M.D. 2016. Evaluation of a native prairie Junegrass collection from Eastern Oregon for use in the Great Basin. Meeting Abstract.

Evaluation of indigenous Lotus species for the western USA for rangeland revegetation and restoration - (Proceedings)
Johnson, D.A., Stettler, J.M., Macadam, J.W., Bushman, B.S., Connors, K.J., Jones, T.A. 2016. Evaluation of indigenous Lotus species for the western USA for rangeland revegetation and restoration. In: A. Iwaasa, H.A. Lardner, M. Schellenberg, W. Willms, and K. Larson (eds). The Future Management of Grazing and Wild Lands in a High-Tech World: Proceedings 10th International Rangeland Congress, Saskatoon, Canada. International Rangeland Congress. 283-285.

Development of fine-leaved Festuca grass for forage and wildfire control in the Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
Staub, J.E., Robbins, M.D., Bushman, B.S. 2016. Development of fine-leaved Festuca grass for forage and wildfire control in the Great Basin. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts.

Importance of soil and plant community disturbance for establishment of Bromus tectorum in the Intermountain West, U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leffler, A.J., Monaco, T.A., James, J.J., Sheley, R.L. 2016. Importance of soil and plant community disturbance for establishment of Bromus tectorum in the Intermountain West, U.S. NeoBiota. 30:111-125.

Phylogenetic examination of two chemotypes of Lupinus leucophyllus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mott, I.W., Cook, D., Lee, S.T., Stonecipher, C.A., Panter, K.E. 2016. Phylogenetic examination of two chemotypes of Lupinus leucophyllus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 65:57-65.

Physiological and molecular characterization of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) germplasm with improved seedling freezing tolerance - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anower, M.R., Fennell, A., Boe, A., Mott, I.W., Peel, M., Wu, Y. 2016. Physiological and molecular characterization of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) germplasm with improved seedling freezing tolerance. Crop and Pasture Science. 67:655-665.

Seed dormancy mechanisms in basalt milkvetch and western prairie clover - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A., Johnson, D.A., Bushman, B.S., Connors, K.J., Smith, R.C. 2016. Seed dormancy mechanisms in basalt milkvetch and western prairie clover. Rangeland Ecology and Management.

Notice of release of Turkey Lake Germplasm of bottlebrush squirreltail - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A. 2016. Notice of release of Turkey Lake Germplasm of bottlebrush squirreltail. Native Plant Journal.

Germination response of Apocynum venetum seeds to temperature and water potential - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rong, Y., Li, H., Johnson, D.A. 2016. Germination response of Apocynum venetum seeds to temperature and water potential. Journal of Applied Botany. 88:202-208.

Progress on the determination of genetic variation for orchardgrass' resistance to the choke disease - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S. 2016. Progress on the determination of genetic variation for orchardgrass' resistance to the choke disease. Meeting Abstract.

Evaluation of warm-season grass nutritive value as an alternative to cool-season grass under limited irrigation in the semi-arid western United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G. 2016. Evaluation of warm-season grass nutritive value as an alternative to cool-season grass under limited irrigation in the semi-arid western United States. Grassland Science. 62:144-150.

Transcriptome profiling of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) accessions in response to salt stress - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Amundsen, K.L., Warnke, S.E., Robins, J.G., Johnson, P.G. 2016. Transcriptome profiling of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) accessions in response to salt stress. BMC Genomics. 17:48. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2379-x.

Cultivation legacies in soils after rehabilitation seeding in the Great Basin, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, L.R., Monaco, T.A., Blank, R.R., Sheley, R.L. 2016. Cultivation legacies in soils after rehabilitation seeding in the Great Basin, USA. Arid Land Research and Management. 30:362-374.

Evaluation of Utah trefoil collections for rangeland restoration in the southern Great Basin - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, D.A., Stettler, J.M., Macadam, J.W., Bushman, B.S., Connors, K.J., Jones, T.A. 2016. Evaluation of Utah trefoil collections for rangeland restoration in the southern Great Basin. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts.

Cultivar by environment effects of perennial ryegrass cultivars selected for high water soluble carbohydrates managed under differing precipitation levels - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Lovatt, J.A. 2015. Cultivar by environment effects of perennial ryegrass cultivars selected for high water soluble carbohydrates managed under differing precipitation levels. Euphytica. 208:571-581.

The merits of artificial selection for the development of restoration-ready plant materials of native perennial grasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chivers, I.H., Jones, T.A., Broadhurst, L.M., Larson, S.R., Mott, I.W. 2016. The merits of artificial selection for the development of restoration-ready plant materials of native perennial grasses. Restoration Ecology. 24:174-183.

An integrated approach to exploit linkage disequilibrium for ultra high dimensional genome-wide data - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carlsen, M., Fu, G., Bushman, B.S., Corcoran, C. 2015. An integrated approach to exploit linkage disequilibrium for ultra high dimensional genome-wide data. PLoS Genetics. 202:411-426.

Comparative drought response in eleven diverse alfalfa accessions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anower, M.R., Boe, A., Auger, D., Mott, I.W., Peel, M., Wu, Y. 2015. Comparative drought response in eleven diverse alfalfa accessions. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. doi: 10.1111/jac.12156.

Notice of release of Columbia Germplasm of bluebunch wheatgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A., Mott, I.W. 2016. Notice of release of Columbia Germplasm of bluebunch wheatgrass. Native Plant Journal. 17:53-58.

The gene CmACS-7 provides sequence variation for the development of DNA markers associated with monoecious sex expresion in melon (Cucumis melo L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Namhui, K., Oh, J., Kim, B., Choi, E., Hwang, U., Staub, J.E., Chung, S., Park, Y. 2015. The gene CmACS-7 provides sequence variation for the development of DNA markers associated with monoecious sex expresion in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Korean Society of Horticulture Science Journal. 56:535-545.

Maximizing seed resources for restoration in an uncertain future - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Broadhurst, L.M., Jones, T.A., Smith, F.S., North, T., Guja, L. 2016. Maximizing seed resources for restoration in an uncertain future. Bioscience.

Current status of feed quality breeding and testing in North America - (Proceedings)
Robins, J.G., Bushman, B.S., Jensen, K.B. 2016. Current status of feed quality breeding and testing in North America. Grass and Forage Science.

Notice of release of Fanny Germplasm, Carmel Germplasm, and Bonneville Germplasm Searls' prairie clover: Selected class of natural germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Johnson, D.A., Bushman, B.S., Connors, K.J., Bhattarai, K., Jones, T.A., Jensen, K.B., Parr, S.D., Eldredge, E.P. 2015. Notice of release of Fanny Germplasm, Carmel Germplasm, and Bonneville Germplasm Searls' prairie clover: Selected class of natural germplasm. Native Plant Journal. 16:265-275.

Notice of release of 'Bannock II' thickspike wheatgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Jensen, K.B., Bushman, B.S. 2015. Notice of release of 'Bannock II' thickspike wheatgrass. Native Plant Journal. 16:259-264.

Mapping quantitative trait loci controlling seed and grain production traits of intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) - (Abstract Only)
Larson, S.R., Kantarsk, T., Zhang, X., Dehaan, L., Poland, J., Jensen, K.B., Anderson, J.A. 2015. Mapping quantitative trait loci controlling seed and grain production traits of intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium). Meeting Abstract.

Germination and seedling emergence of three western North American rangeland legumes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Johnson, D.A., Connors, K.J., Jones, T.A. 2015. Germination and seedling emergence of three western North American rangeland legumes. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 68:501-506.

Soil respiration patterns for four major land-use types of the agro-pastoral region of northern China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rong, Y., Ma, L., Johnson, D.A., Yuan, F. 2015. Soil respiration patterns for four major land-use types of the agro-pastoral region of northern China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 213:142-150.

Grazing effects on soil characteristics and vegetation of grassland in northern China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Z., Johnson, D.A., Rong, Y., Wang, K. 2016. Grazing effects on soil characteristics and vegetation of grassland in northern China. Solid Earth. 7:55-65.

Book title: Exotic brome grasses in arid and semi-arid ecosystems of the western US: causes, consequences, and management implications - (Book / Chapter)
Monaco, T.A., Hardegree, S.P., Pellant, M., Brown, C.S. 2016. Book title: Exotic brome grasses in arid and semi-arid ecosystems of the western US: causes, consequences, and management implications. Book Chapter. Springer, New York. 339-370.

Mapping fall dormancy and winter injury in tetraploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, X., Alarcon-Zuniga, B., Kang, J., Tahir, M., Jiang, Q., Wei, Y., Reyno, R., Robins, J.G., Brummer, E. 2015. Mapping fall dormancy and winter injury in tetraploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Crop Science. 55:1-17.

Genes and quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling trace element concentrations in perennial grasses grown on phytotoxic soil contaminated with heavy metals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yun, L., Larson, S.R., Jensen, K.B., Staub, J.E., Grossl, P.R. 2015. Genes and quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling trace element concentrations in perennial grasses grown on phytotoxic soil contaminated with heavy metals. Plant and Soil. doi: 10.1007/s11104-015-2583-5.

Methane uptake by four land-use types in the agro-pastoral region of northern China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rong, Y., Ma, L., Johnson, D.A. 2015. Methane uptake by four land-use types in the agro-pastoral region of northern China. Atmospheric Environment. 116:12-21.

Registration of Arsenal meadow bromegrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, K.B., Singh, D., Bushman, B.S., Robins, J.G. 2015. Registration of Arsenal meadow bromegrass. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:304-310

Genotype by sequencing in autotetraploid cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) without a reference genome - (Proceedings)
Bushman, B.S., Robbins, M.D., Larson, S.R., Staub, J.E. 2015. Genotype by sequencing in autotetraploid cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) without a reference genome. Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Symposium. Ghent, Belgium, Sept 13-17, 2015.

Genome evolution of intermediate wheatgrass as revealed by EST-SSR markers developed from its three progenitor diploid species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, R., Larson, S.R., Jensen, K.B., Bushman, B.S., Dehaan, L.R., Wang, S., Yan, X. 2015. Genome evolution of intermediate wheatgrass as revealed by EST-SSR markers developed from its three progenitor diploid species. Genome. 58:63-70.

Chilling tolerant U.S. processing cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.): three advanced backcross and ten inbred backcross lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Staub, J.E., Gordon, V.S., Simon, P.W., Wehner, T.C. 2015. Chilling tolerant U.S. processing cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.): three advanced backcross and ten inbred backcross lines. HortScience. 50:1252-1254.

The potential of novel native plant materials for the restoration of novel ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A., Monaco, T.A., Rigby, C.W. 2015. The potential of novel native plant materials for the restoration of novel ecosystems. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000047.

Natural glyphosate tolerance in sweetvetch Hedysarum boreale - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Effects of selection on genetic diversity in native grass species - (Abstract Only)
Jensen, K.B., Jones, T.A., Larson, S.R. 2015. Effects of selection on genetic diversity in native grass species. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. OOS 39-2.

Development of North American forb plant materials for rangeland revegetation and restoration - (Abstract Only)
Connors, K.J., Johnson, D.A., Jones, T.A., Bushman, B.S., Waldron, B.L., Peel, M. 2015. Development of North American forb plant materials for rangeland revegetation and restoration. National Native Seed Conference Program, Meeting Abstract, p.66.

Evaluation of Utah trefoil (Lotus utahensis Ottley) collections for rangeland restoration/revegetation in the southern Great Basin and Colorado Plateau - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, D.A., Stettler, J.M., Bushman, B.S., Connors, K.J., Macadam, J.W., Jones, T.A. 2015. Evaluation of Utah trefoil (Lotus utahensis Ottley) collections for rangeland restoration/revegetation in the southern Great Basin and Colorado Plateau. National Native Seed Conference Program Meeting Abstract, p.46.

Turfgrass varieties and when to use them - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S., Johnson, P.G., Robins, J.G. 2016. Turfgrass varieties and when to use them. Meeting Abstract.

Evaluation of regionally-collected sideoats grams and big galleta grass for wildfire revegetation in the Eastern Upper Mojave Desert - (Abstract Only)
Staub, J.E., Robbins, M.D. 2015. Evaluation of regionally-collected sideoats grams and big galleta grass for wildfire revegetation in the Eastern Upper Mojave Desert. Meeting Abstract.

Ionomics: Genes and QTLs controlling heavy metal uptake in perennial grasses grown on phytoxic soil - (Abstract Only)
Yun, L., Larson, S.R., Jensen, K.B., Staub, J.E. 2015. Ionomics: Genes and QTLs controlling heavy metal uptake in perennial grasses grown on phytoxic soil. Meeting Abstract.

Fine genetic mapping of a locus controlling short internode length in melon (Cucumis melo L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hwang, J., Oh, J., Kim, Z., Staub, J.E., Chung, S., Park, Y. 2015. Fine genetic mapping of a locus controlling short internode length in melon (Cucumis melo L.). Molecular Breeding. doi: 10.1007/S.11032-014-0088-1.

Improved understanding and testing for salinity tolerance in cool-season turfgrasses - (Other)
Johnson, P.G., Bushman, B.S. 2015. Improved understanding and testing for salinity tolerance in cool-season turfgrasses. Golf Course Management. pp.96.

Heterosis for protein, digestibility, fiber, and water soluble carbohydrates in nine sources of orchardgrass germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Bushman, B.S., Escribano, S., Jensen, K.B. 2015. Heterosis for protein, digestibility, fiber, and water soluble carbohydrates in nine sources of orchardgrass germplasm. Euphytica. 204:503-511.

High Concentrations of Condensed Tannins in Utah Trefoil (Lotus utahensis Ottley) - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, D.A., Macadam, J.W., Connors, K.J., Stettler, J.M., Bushman, B.S., Jones, T.A. 2015. High Concentrations of Condensed Tannins in Utah Trefoil (Lotus utahensis Ottley). Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts, #176.

Plant transformation via pollen tube-mediated gene transfer - (Review Article)
Asjad, A., Bang, S.W., Chung, S., Staub, J.E. 2014. Plant transformation via pollen tube-mediated gene transfer. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. 33:742-747.

Grazing effects on carbon fluxes in a northern China grassland - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhu, L., Johnson, D.A., Wang, W., Ma, L., Rong, Y. 2015. Grazing effects on carbon fluxes in a northern China grassland. Journal of Arid Environments. 114:41-48.

Addition of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) to lamb diets enhances production and profits in northern China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rong, Y., Yuan, F., Johnson, D.A. 2014. Addition of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) to lamb diets enhances production and profits in northern China. Livestock Research for Rural Development. 26:224.

Evaluation of fine fescue grasses identifies resources for improved ecological function under rangeland stress environments - (Abstract Only)
Staub, J.E., Robbins, M.D. 2015. Evaluation of fine fescue grasses identifies resources for improved ecological function under rangeland stress environments. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts.

DOP-PCR-based chromosome painting of rye (Secale cereale) and wheat-rye hybrid 1R and 1RS chromosomes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deng, C.L., Bai, L.L., Li, S.F., Zhang, Y.X., Li, X., Chen, Y.H., Wang, R., Han, F.P., Hu, Z.M. 2014. DOP-PCR-based chromosome painting of rye (Secale cereale) and wheat-rye hybrid 1R and 1RS chromosomes. Genome. 57:473-479.

A new perspective on trait differences between native and invasive exotic plants: reply to critique - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leffler, A.J., James, J.J., Monaco, T.A., Sheley, R.L. 2015. A new perspective on trait differences between native and invasive exotic plants: reply to critique. Ecology. 96(4):1152-1153.

Book title: Rangelands systems: Processes, management and challenges - Chapter title: Invasive plant species and novel ecosystems - (Book / Chapter)

Improved understanding and testing for salinity tolerance in cool-season turfgrasses - (Popular Publication)
Johnson, P., Bushman, B.S. 2014. Improved understanding and testing for salinity tolerance in cool-season turfgrasses. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online. 13(3):3-5.

Improvement of drought and salt tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S. 2014. Improvement of drought and salt tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass. Agronomy Abstracts.

Genetic variation for dry matter yield, forage quality, and seed traits among the half-sib progency of nine orchardgrass germplasm - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Bushman, B.S., Jensen, K.B., Escribano, S., Blaser, G. 2014. Genetic variation for dry matter yield, forage quality, and seed traits among the half-sib progency of nine orchardgrass germplasm. Crop Science. 55:275-283.

Assessment of chilling injury and molecular marker analysis in cucumber cultivars (Cucumis sativus L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, A., Yang, E., Bang, S., Chung, S., Staub, J.E. 2014. Assessment of chilling injury and molecular marker analysis in cucumber cultivars (Cucumis sativus L.). Korean Society of Horticulture Science Journal. 32:227-234.

UTDG -101, a late-maturing orchardgrass germplasm with increased winter hardiness and forage quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G., Bushman, B.S., Johnson, D.A., Stratton, S.D., Heaton, K. 2014. UTDG -101, a late-maturing orchardgrass germplasm with increased winter hardiness and forage quality. Journal of Plant Registrations. 8:318-323.

Phenotypic and genotypic analysis of a U.S. native fine-leaved Festuca population portends its potential use for low-input urban landscapes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Staub, J.E., Robbins, M.D., Ma, Y., Johnson, P.G. 2014. Phenotypic and genotypic analysis of a U.S. native fine-leaved Festuca population portends its potential use for low-input urban landscapes. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. 139:706-715.

Uptake of Al, As, Cr, Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sr, and Zn in native wheatgrasses, wildryes, and bluegrass on three metal-contaminated soils from Montana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yun, L., K.B. Jensen, S.R. Larson, J.E. Staub. 2014. Uptake of Al, As, Cr, Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sr, and Zn in native wheatgrasses, wildryes, and bluegrass. J. of Environmental Quality (Submitted 13 May 2014).

Putative paternal factors controlling chilling tolerance in Korean market-type cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ali, A., Yang, E., Staub, J.E., Chung, S. 2014. Putative paternal factors controlling chilling tolerance in Korean market-type cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). Scientia Horticulturae. 167:145-148.

Forage breeding and genetics at the Forage and Range Research Laboratory - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S. 2014. Forage breeding and genetics at the Forage and Range Research Laboratory. Meeting Abstract.

Genetic diversity and variation in North American orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) cultivars and breeding lines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xie, W., Bushman, B.S., Ma, Y., West, M.S., Robins, J.G., Michaels, L.A., Jensen, K.B., Zhang, X., Casler, M.D., Stratton, S.D. 2014. Genetic diversity and variation in North American orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.) cultivars and breeding lines. Grassland Science. 60:185-193.

Should ranchers value sagebrush? Why we need sagebrush - (Other)
Burritt, B., Monaco, T.A., Thacker, E. 2014. Should ranchers value sagebrush? Why we need sagebrush. Technical Report.

Orchardgrass heading dates and variation within constans genes - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S., Xie, W., Zhang, X., Robbins, M.D., Robins, J.G., Staub, J.E. 2014. Orchardgrass heading dates and variation within constans genes. Meeting Abstract.

Biosystematics and evolutionary relationships of perennial Triticeae species revealed by genomic analyses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, R., Lu, B. 2014. Biosystematics and evolutionary relationships of perennial Triticeae species revealed by genomic analyses. Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 52:697-705. doi:10.1111/jse.12084.

Seasonal trends in nonstructural carbohydrates in cool- and warm- season grasses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, K.B., P. Harrison, N.J. Chatterton, B.S. Bushman, J.E. Creech. 2014. Seasonal trends in nonstructural carbohydrates in cool- and warm- season grasses. Crop Science. 54:1-13.

Improving germination and establishment of Great Basin legumes - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S., Johnson, D.A., Jones, T.A. 2014. Improving germination and establishment of Great Basin legumes. Meeting Abstract.

Cultivar x binary mixture interaction effect on agronomic traits in orchardgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Xie, W., Escribano, S., Bushman, B.S., Zhang, X. 2014. Cultivar x binary mixture interaction effect on agronomic traits in orchardgrass. Grassland Science. 60:104-111.

Genetic control of rhizomes and genomic localization of a major-effect growth habit QTL in perennial wildrye - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yun, L., Larson, S.R., Mott, I.W., Jensen, K.B., Staub, J.E. 2014. Genetic control of rhizomes and genomic localization of a major-effect growth habit QTL in perennial wildrye. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 289:383-397.

Estimation of genetic diversity using SSR markers in sunflower - (Abstract Only)
Zia, Z., Sadaqua, H., Tahir, M., Sadia, B., Bushman, B.S., Hole, D., Michaels, L.A., Malik, W. 2014. Estimation of genetic diversity using SSR markers in sunflower. Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research. 50:498-507.

Genes and QTLs controlling biomass yield and composition traits in perennial wildrye - (Abstract Only)
Wu, X., Yun, L., Larson, S.R., Jensen, K.B., Pearson, C., Robins, J.G. 2014. Genes and QTLs controlling biomass yield and composition traits in perennial wildrye. Meeting Abstract.

Phenotypic performance of timothy accessions under irrigated and non-irrigated conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Robins, J.G., Escribano, S. 2014. Phenotypic performance of timothy accessions under irrigated and non-irrigated conditions. Crop Science. 54:1079-1086.

Germination, biomass production, and root growth in range restoration grasses on Se overburden soils - (Proceedings)

Rangeland and warm-season forage grasses - (Book / Chapter)
Jensen, K.B., Anderson, W.F. 2014. Rangeland and warm-season forage grasses. In: Smith, S., Diers, B., Specht, J., Carver, B., editors. Yield gains in major U.S. field crops. CSSA Special Publications 33. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy, Inc., Crop Science Society of America, Inc., and Soil Science Society of America, Inc. p. 219-266.

Uses and potential of DNA technologies in forage, turf, and rangeland crop seed production - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S. 2014. Uses and potential of DNA technologies in forage, turf, and rangeland crop seed production. Meeting Abstract.

Lotus utahensis: southern great basin legume for possible use in rangeland revegetation - (Abstract Only)
Johnson, D.A., Connors, K.J., Bushman, B.S., Jones, T.A. 2014. Lotus utahensis: southern great basin legume for possible use in rangeland revegetation. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. I.1.

Ecologically appropriate plant materials for functional restoration of rangelands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A. 2014. Ecologically appropriate plant materials for functional restoration of rangelands. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 33:93-103.

A nomenclatural guide and simplified key to the squirreltail taxa - (Popular Publication)
Jones, T.A. 2014. A nomenclatural guide and simplified key to the squirreltail taxa. Native Plant Journal. 15:51-55.

Notice of release of Antelope Creek and Pleasant Valley germplasms of bottlebrush squirreltail - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, T.A., Parsons, M.C., Larson, S.R., Mott, I.W. 2014. Notice of release of Antelope Creek and Pleasant Valley germplasms of bottlebrush squirreltail. Native Plant Journal. 15:57-64.

Genetic considerations in developing germplasm sources of native legumes - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S., Johnson, D.A., Connors, K.J., Horning, M., Shock, C. 2013. Genetic considerations in developing germplasm sources of native legumes. Meeting Abstract.

Ecological adaptation of Shepherdia rotundifolia to conditions in its native range - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sriladda, C., Kjelgren, R., Kratsch, H., Larson, S.R., Monaco, T.A. 2014. Ecological adaptation of Shepherdia rotundifolia to conditions in its native range. Western North American Naturalist. 74:79-91.

Genes and quantitative trait loci controlling biomass yield and forage quality traits in perennial wildrye - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Larson, S.R., Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G., Waldron, B.L. 2014. Genes and quantitative trait loci controlling biomass yield and forage quality traits in perennial wildrye. Crop Science. 54:111-126.

Current efforts to develop perennial wheat and domesticate Thinopyrum intermedium as a perennial grain - (Proceedings)
Dehaan, L.R., Wang, S., Larson, S.R., Cattani, D.J., Zhang, X., Viinanen, T. 2014. Current efforts to develop perennial wheat and domesticate Thinopyrum intermedium as a perennial grain. Meeting Abstract.

Genome analysis of 7 Kengyilia (Triticeae Poaceae) species with FISH and GISH - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dou, Q., Wang, R., Lei, Y., Yu, F., Li, Y., Wang, H. 2013. Genome analysis of 7 Kengyilia (Triticeae Poaceae) species with FISH and GISH. Genome. 56:641-649.

A new perspective on trait differences between native and invasive exotic plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leffler, A.J., James, J.J., Monaco, T.A., Sheley, R.L. 2014. A new perspective on trait differences between native and invasive exotic plants. Ecology. 95(2):298-305.

Using common gardens and AFLP analyses to identify metapopulations of indigenous plant materials for rangeland revegetation in western USA - (Proceedings)
Johnson, D.A., Bushman, B.S., Jones, T.A., Bhattarai, K. 2013. Using common gardens and AFLP analyses to identify metapopulations of indigenous plant materials for rangeland revegetation in western USA. International Grasslands Congress. p. 371-372. In: D.L. Michalk, G.D. Millar, W.B. Badgery, and K.M. Broadfoot (eds.). Revitalzing Grasslands to Sustain Our Communities. New South Wales Department of Primary Industry, Orange, Australia.

Biomass and defoliation tolerance of 12 populations of Pseudoroegneria spicata at two densities - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mukherjee, J.R., Jones, T.A., Monaco, T.A. 2013. Biomass and defoliation tolerance of 12 populations of Pseudoroegneria spicata at two densities. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 66:706-713.

Microdissection and chromosome painting of the alien chromosome in an addition line of wheat-Thinopyrum intermedium - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deng, C.L., Bai, L.L., Fu, S.L., Yin, W.B., Zhang, Y.X., Chen, Y.H., Wang, R., Zhang, X.Q., Han, F.P., Hu, Z.M. 2013. Microdissection and chromosome painting of the alien chromosome in an addition line of wheat-Thinopyrum intermedium. PLoS One. 8(8):e72564. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0072564.

Uses and potential of DNA technologies in forage, turf, and rangeland crop seed production - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S., Jensen, K.B., Robins, J.G. 2013. Uses and potential of DNA technologies in forage, turf, and rangeland crop seed production. Idaho/Eastern Oregon Seed Association Summer Conference, McCall, ID. Meeting Abstract.

Genetic diversity for wheat improvement as a conduit to food security - (Book / Chapter)
Mujeeb-Kazi, A., Kazi, A.G., Dundas, I., Rasheed, A., Bux, H., Chen, P., Wang, R., Xu, S.S., Mahmood, T. 2013. Genetic diversity for wheat improvement as a conduit to food security. Advances in Agronomy. 122:179-258.

Molecular markers highlight variation within and among Kentucky bluegrass varieties and accessions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bushman, B.S., Warnke, S.E., Amundsen, K.L., Combs, K., Johnson, P.G. 2013. Molecular markers highlight variation within and among Kentucky bluegrass varieties and accessions. Crop Science 53:2245-2254.

Backcross introgression of plastomic factors controlling chilling tolerance into elite cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) germplasm: Early generation recovery of recurrent parent phenotytpe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gordon, V.S., Staub, J.E. 2013. Backcross introgression of plastomic factors controlling chilling tolerance into elite cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) germplasm: Early generation recovery of recurrent parent phenotytpe. Euphytica. 195:217-234.

Genetic characterization of Kyrgyzstan fine-leaved Festuca valesiaca germplasm for use in semi-arid low-maintenance turf applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ma, Y., Staub, J.E., Robbins, M.D., Johnson, P.G., Larson, S.R. 2013. Genetic characterization of Kyrgyzstan fine-leaved Festuca valesiaca germplasm for use in semi-arid low-maintenance turf applications. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 61:185-197.

DNA fingerprinting of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and hybrids - (Abstract Only)
Bushman, B.S., Amundsen, K.A., Warnke, S.E., Johnson, P.G. 2013. DNA fingerprinting of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and hybrids. Meeting Abstract.

Evaluation of regionally-collected sideoats grama and big galleta grass for wildfire revegetation in the Eastern Upper Mojave Desert - (Abstract Only)
Staub, J.E., Robbins, M.D., Waldron, B.L. 2013. Evaluation of regionally-collected sideoats grama and big galleta grass for wildfire revegetation in the Eastern Upper Mojave Desert. Meeting Abstract. National Native Seed Conference Abstract Book, Pg 2

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