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Release: Nebraska 27 - sand lovegrass

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SymbolERTR3
Release NameNebraska 27
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionWinter-hardy, relatively long-lived strain of sand lovegrass. In Nebraska, plantings survived and maintained stands superior to plantings made with seed from more southern sources. Well adapted to range of soil types. Application of phosphorus fertilizers to sandy soils of low fertility usually increases yields of forage and seed. Produces highly palatable, nutritious forage. Best used in mixtures with other warm-season, native grasses, such as gramas or bluestems.
SourceCollection from native meadow in northern Holt County, NE.
Breeding MethodSelections moved to Lincoln in 1935 by L.C. Newell and Elver Hodges. Seed from these plants was later increased at North Platte and Waterloo, NE, by E.C. Conard.
Intended UseRange seedings
Release Info1949, cooperatively by Nebraska AES; Plant Science Research Division, ARS; and Nursery Division, SCS.
Source StateNE
Source CountyHolt

 

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