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Release: Bromar - mountain brome

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SymbolBRMA4
Release NameBromar
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionRapid-developing, late-maturing, perennial bunchgrass. Tall, erect, vigorous, with medium-stems and abundant, broad, well-distributed leaves. When compared with commercial strain, Bromar is taller, leafier, two weeks later in maturity; has more seeding vigor; and is earlier in spring recovery. Heavy seed and forage producer; compatible in rate of growth with sweetclover; and seed is readily de-awned. Needs chemical seed treatment before planting to control head smut, when grown for seed. Outstanding performance in mixtures with sweetclover or red clover for pasture or green manure in short rotations.
SourceNative collection made at Pullman in 1933 and assigned accession number WN-439. Selection P-3368 from this accession used in developing Bromar.
Breeding MethodMass selection with screening for head smut resistance. Bromar was one of four ecotypes among 69 accessions of mountain brome tested.
Intended UseGreen manure. Best adapted to conditions of eastern Washington and northern Idaho.
Release Info1946, cooperatively by Washington, Idaho, and Oregon Agricultural Experiment Stations at Pullman, Moscow, and Corvallis, respectively; Plant Materials Center, SCS, Pullman, WA; and Plant Science Research Division, ARS.
Information SourcesGRIN; Grass Varieties in the US; 1951. Agron J 43(5):237.
Source StateWA
Source EcoregionColumbia Plateau

 

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