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Release: Pawnee - big bluestem

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SymbolANGE
Release NamePawnee
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionTypical of big bluestem of central prairies. Moderately long, dark-green leaves and tall flowering stalks, with forked, green to purplish inflorescence. Florets of spikelets long awned. Considerable variation in amount of pubescence in seed heads. Produces good forage yields in Nebraska; superior to native strains originating farther north and west. Seed yields and seed quality produced in cultivated rows and under irrigation superior to those of common strains of bluestem.
SourceCollected in 1938 from Pawnee County L.C. Newell and D.E. Atkinson.
Breeding Method- Collections propagated through several generations. Clones of four types selected in 1948, polycrossed in isolation, and polycross tested in 1950-51. Approximately 260 clones selected from polycrossed progenies and moved to new crossing block for reco
Intended UseRange and pasture seedings
Release Info1963, cooperatively by Nebraska AES and USDA-ARS

 

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