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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: Legumes for restoration in the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau

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

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/13/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Great Basin and Colorado Plateau regions need more diverse choice of forbs for revegetation. Legumes native to these regions provide a great source of biodiversity, pollinator habitat, forage quality for wildlife, and include the ability to fix nitrogen in symbiosis with soil fungi. Westerm prairie clover, Searls' prairie clover, basalt milkvetch, and Utah lotus are four such legumes. In this presentation, we show how collections within these species are related, and how their phenotypes correlate with collection site characteristics.