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Seed and seedling production of blue wild-rye (Elymus glaucus)

Abstract:

We grow blue wild-rye (Elymus glaucus Buckley [Poaceae]) forseed production on former bareroot conifer nursery beds. When fall sown at 11 to 17 kg/ha (10 to 15 lb/ac), first and subsequent seed yields are 560 kg/ha (500 lb/ac), although this varies by seed source. After seed harvest, stems can be baled and marketed for use in erosion control or as mulch. Container crops of Elymus glaucus for planting on restoration sites can be easily grown in about 3 mo. Production protocols are provided.

Issue & Pages:

Spring 2000 Pages: 32-34

Article Download:

1-1NPJ32-34.pdf (PDF document)

Authors:

  • Colleen Archibald
  • Steve Feigner
  • Johann Visser

Keywords:

restoration, federal nurseries, bareroot, container seedlings

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