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Release: Elbee - slender wheatgrass

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SymbolELTR7
Release NameElbee
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionA perennial with moderately aggressive creeping root system, excellent germinability, high seedling vigor, early spring growth, and drought tolerance. Elbee plants are tufted with erect greyish green leaves.
SourceGermplasm used for development of this variety came from indigenous stands in southern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan
Breeding MethodEight-clone synthetic variety selected through clonal and polycross progeny performance. Selection was based on aggressiveness of creeping roots, and forage and seed yields.
Intended UseThis variety is primarily for range and pasture seedings in the Brown, Dark Brown and Black soil zones in the prairie areas and for ecological repair and revegetation of industrial disturbances, roadsides, and areas that will receive no maintenance.
Release Info1980 by S. Smoliak and A. Johnston of Agriculture Canada Research Station, Lethbridge, Alberta.

 

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