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Release: Nebraska 28 - switchgrass

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SymbolPAVI2
Release NameNebraska 28
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionRelatively early maturing strain of switchgrass, representative of Nebraska sandhill types. Average plants semi-decumbent, with fine stems of moderate height, bluish green, and leafy; but considerable variation in plant type exists. Well adapted to diverse soils and used successfully for pasturage and soil conservation purposes, such as seeded waterways in pure stands or mixtures. Matures seed in mid-August to early September. In areas with longer growing seasons is susceptible to rust, which is likely to be a serious factor in production.
SourceNative stand of switchgrass collected in Holt County, NE, in 1935.
Breeding MethodSpaced plants grown at this experiment station from original collection selected for type and allowed to cross-pollinate in isolation. Resulting seed bulked and increased.
Intended UseForage production and soil conservation purposes such as seeded waterways.
Release Info1949, cooperatively by Nebraska AES; USDA-ARS; and Nursery Division, SCS.
Source StateNE
Source CountyHolt

 

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