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Release: Cucamonga - California brome

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SymbolBRCA5
Release NameCucamonga
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionSelf-perpetuating winter annual; pale green, very rapid developing, early maturing, with long flexuous panicles. Sheaths and leaves pilose to nearly glabrous; awns long, requiring processing of seed before it can be drilled. Best suited as self-seeding cover crop and as quick cover on droughty, low fertility sites. Limited value for forage because of its short green-feed period. Susceptible to head smut.
SourceCollection by R.L. Forsyth from native stand near Cucamonga, CA, in 1939
Breeding MethodMass phenotypic selection from small plot seeded at Pleasanton in 1941. Given accession number P-11117 and tested in comparison with other annual grasses.
Intended UseCover crop, revegetation of disturbed areas, and wildfire land rehabilitation.
Release Info1949, cooperatively by California AES, Davis, and Plant Materials Center, SCS, Pleasanton, CA.
Source StateCA
Source CountySan Bernardino
Source EcoregionSouthern and Central California Chaparral and Oak Woodlands
Latitude34.14
Longitude-117.62

 

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