Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/1/2003
Publication Date: 11/3/2003
Citation: MILLARD, M., BURKE, L.A., WIDRLECHNER, M.P. THE NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL PLANT INTRODUCTION STATION'S SOUTHWESTERN MAIZE COLLECTION - AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE. ASA-CSSA-SSSA ANNUAL MEETING ABSTRACTS. 2003. CD-ROM. MADISON, WI.
Technical Abstract: The North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station has existed in Ames, Iowa since 1948. In those 55 years, the maize collection has grown to 18250 accessions. Of those accessions, 236 have sufficient passport data to associate them with Native American tribal groups. Of these 236, 143 originated in the Southwestern United States with 100 from Arizona, 41 from New Mexico, 1 from Colorado and 1 from Utah. Three donors were primarily responsible for these accessions. Hugh Cutler of the Missouri Botanic Garden contributed most of these accessions in 1954 (58 accession records). William Brown, through Pioneer Hi-Bred International, also donated a set of collections in 1954 (13 accession records). Gary Nabhan donated several collections in the 1970s and 80s (10 accession records). Other accessions were donated by Native Seeds/SEARCH, Mr. Heddon of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, E. Smith of the Oljato Trading Post, W. Wiidakas, North Dakota State University, D. Christensen, D. Crumpacker, Colorado State University, and the USDA Soil Conservation Service. Internet access to passport and observational data for these collections (and all holdings of the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System) is available on the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) at http://www.ars-grin.gov/npgs/search grin.