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Release: Caddo - switchgrass

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SymbolPAVI2
Release NameCaddo
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionTall, robust, upland switchgrass generally characteristic of central Oklahoma. Leafy, productive, considerable rust resistance, rather uniform when seeded in rows for seed production. Gives heavy yield of seed under favorable conditions. Forage yield under irrigation outstanding for native grass; recovers well after mowing. No special features distinguish it positively from other varieties, but tends to be greener and contains less red pigment in stems and heads than many other varieties.
SourceField collections from southern Great Plains, especially central Oklahoma.
Breeding MethodMass selection in space-planted nurseries, with elimination of undesirable types. Process repeated, using most promising lines; seed from selected plants used to establish rows. Five rows selected for uniformity and superior production; seed bulked to form experimental strain 4200.
Intended UseForage production for grazing and haying.
Release Info1955, cooperatively by Oklahoma AES and Plant Science Research Division, ARS.

 

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