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Release: Fish Creek Germplasm - squirreltail

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SymbolELELE
Release NameFish Creek Germplasm
Release Typeselected
DescriptionFish Creek is of the subspecies elymoides 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 Toe Jam Creek bottlebrush squirreltail (subspecies californicus), Fish Creek is later, has lower seed yield, and has similar debearding properties. The collection site's elevation is about 4700', and its average annual precipitation is about 14".
SourcePI 633741
Breeding MethodPI 633741 was identified as a vigorous accession with high seed yield.
Intended UseIntended for wildland restoration in the northern Great Basin and the upper 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 will not be available until 2005.
Information SourcesT.A. Jones, USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Laboratory, Logan, UT
Source StateID
Source CountyBlaine
Source EcoregionSnake River Plain

 

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