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Release: Magnar - basin wildrye

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SymbolLECI4
Release NameMagnar
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionAdapted to the Northwest and Intermountain Regions of the Western United States where precipitation averages 8 inches or above. It has survived in plantings with 7 inches annual rainfall. It prefers deep clayey to loamy to sandy soils and can be found in weakly saline conditions. It is noted for blue foliage, fair seedling vigor and establishment, high forage production, good winter cover, fair winter forage, and ability to survive and thrive under very dry conditions. Robust, vigorous, blue, tall-growing, leafy. Broad, coarse leaves. Large stems and seedheads; good seed production; seed grows rapidly. Good seedling vigor. Grows well on saline soils.
SourceObtained from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1938.
Breeding MethodSelection of vigorous types during several generations.
Intended UseStabilization, rangeland and minespoil revegetation, wildlife cover and food, vegetative wind barrier. Drought tolerant on all but coarse soil. Salt tolerant.
Release Info1979, Plant Materials Center, SCS, Aberdeen, ID.
Information SourcesGRIN; Plant Guide; Grass Varieties in the US
Source StateSK

 

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