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Achnatherum (thurberianum)

Jim Barner
Seed Extractory Manager
USDA FS - R6 Bend Seed Extractory
63095 Deschutes Market Rd.
Bend, Oregon 97701
541-383-5498 (fax)

Family Scientific Name: Poaceae
Family Common Name: Grass family
Scientific Name: Achnatherum thurberianum (Piper) Barkworth
Common Name: Thurber's needlegrass
Species Code: ACTH7
Ecotype: BLM, Lakeview District, Lakeview Resource Area, Green Mountain, Lakeview, Oregon
Propagation Goal: seeds
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Collection: Small lot, 4.2 pounds, hand collected into leaf bag.
Propagule Processing: METHOD OF CLEANING: Seed cleaned using a Westrup Model LA-H laboratory brush machine, with a #40 mantel, at medium speed. Lot was then air-screened using a office Clipper, with a top screen, 4 x 19 wire and a bottom screen, blank, medium speed, medium air. Number of Seeds per Pound: 136,620, Purity: 95%, X-Ray 100 Seeds: 99% Filled, Moisture Content: 7.23%
Harvesting, Storage and Shipping: Storage: Cold Storage, 33-38 Degrees Fahrenheit


Barner, Jim. 2007. Propagation protocol for production of Propagules (seeds, cuttings, poles, etc.) Achnatherum thurberianum (Piper) Barkworth seeds USDA FS - R6 Bend Seed Extractory Bend, Oregon. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/05/08). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

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