Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/31/2005
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Citation: Waldron, B.L., Jensen, K.B., Harrison, R.D., Palazzo, A.J., Cary, T.J. 2006. Registration of yakima western yarrow germplasm. Crop Science 46:488-489
Technical Abstract: Yakima western yarrow (Achillea millefolium L) germplasm was released on 12 Oct. 2004 by the United States Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service and the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station as a source identified class (natural track) germplasm, which is eligible for seed certification under Association of Seed Certifying Agencies guidelines (AOSCA, 2001). Yakima was developed in cooperation with the United States Army Corps of Engineers - Engineer Research and Development Center, and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) project to identify resilient plant characteristics and develop wear-resistant plant cultivars for use on military training lands. Yakima western yarrow is a multi-origin germplasm assembled together to ensure establishment over a broad geographic area and provide a source of readily available seed. Yakima was evaluated under the experimental designation SERDP-select western yarrow.