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Release: Champ - big bluestem

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SymbolANGE
Release NameChamp
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionModerately late maturing, but ordinarily 7-10 days earlier in seed maturity than Pawnee. Leafy; variable in awn length, culm, glume color (yellow green to purple), and foliage color (light green to glaucous gray). Seed set and seed quality superior to those of ordinary bluestem. Performed well in several forage-yield tests in Nebraska, especially on sandy and fine textured soils in area of adaptation. May be grown for seed production in central and eastern Nebraska as far north as central Platte and lower Loup and Elkhorn valley. Seed should be produced in irrigated rows. For conservation and forage use, it may be utilized in solid stands or mixtures.
SourceDomestic collections in Nebraska by L.C. Newell, D.E. Atkinson, and R.D. Staten. Iowa introductions supplied by SCS.
Breeding MethodClones with good vegetative spread and large caryopses from five north-central Nebraska sandhill sources reciprocally crossed with clones from prairie sources, two of which derived from Iowa introductions and three from Pawnee County, NE. Resulting 10 progeny lines grown, and eight Synthetic 1 clones from each moved to crossing block. Seed from 80 clones used to establish small field of seeded rows (Synthetic 2 of original cross) for production of breeder seed. The name, Champ, derived from sources of germplasm: Ch-Cherry and Holt Counties, NE; AM-Ames, IA; P-Pawnee County, NE
Intended UseRange and pasture seedings
Release Info1963, cooperatively by Nebraska AES and USDA-ARS

 

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