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Release: Toe Jam Creek - squirreltail

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SymbolELELC2
Release NameToe Jam Creek
Release Typeselected
DescriptionToe Jam Creek is of the subspecies californicus of bottlebrush squirreltail. It is much earlier in maturity and possesses much lower seed yield and biomass production than Sand Hollow big squirreltail. However, it is more amenable to debearding than Sand Hollow. Compared to Fish Creek bottlebrush squirreltail (subspecies elymoides), Toe Jam Creek is earlier, has higher seed yield, and has similar debearding properties. The collection site's elevation is about 5950', and its average annual precipitation is about 12 1/2".
Breeding MethodPI 531604 was identified as a vigorous accession with high seed yield.
Intended UseIntended for wildland restoration in the Great Basin and the lower Snake River Plain.
Release InfoReleased in 2003 by USDA-ARS, Logan, Utah, the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, USDA-NRCS, and USDI-BLM; Selected class pre-variety germplasm (natural track). Seed not available until 2005.
Information SourcesT.A. Jones, USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory, Logan, UT
Source StateNV
Source EcoregionNorthern Basin and Range

 

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