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Research Project: Plant Exploration for Ash Germplasm in the United States

Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-272-09-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 15, 2013
End Date: Aug 15, 2018

Objective:
Obtain germplasm of Fraxinus nigra (black ash) for conservation in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System and document populations of black ash from which germplasm is collected.

Approach:
Germplasm of black ash (Fraxinus nigra) will be collected from wild populations in North Dakota and Minnesota. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description, and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. A detailed trip report, including information on all samples obtained, will be provided to ARS.