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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

Title: Improving germination and establishment of Great Basin legumes

Author
item Bushman, Shaun
item Johnson, Douglas
item Jones, Thomas

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/3/2014
Publication Date: 3/18/2014
Citation: Bushman, B.S., Johnson, D.A., Jones, T.A. 2014. Improving germination and establishment of Great Basin legumes. Meeting Abstract.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: As part of the Great Basin Native Plant Selection and Increase Project, we have collected and evaluated several native western legumes. Germplasm releases were made, but much work remains to be done concerning how to establish these legumes for seed production and on rangelands. We report herein how seed scarification, time of planting, depth of planting, and soil type affect germination and establishment of prairie clovers and basalt milkvetch.