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Release: Pathfinder - switchgrass

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SymbolPAVI2
Release NamePathfinder
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionWinter-hardy, vigorous, leafy, late maturing, and rust resistant in region of adaptation. Good stand establishment and forage production for late-spring and summer grazing. Used in pure stands or in mixtures with other warm-season prairie grasses. Tests indicate its adaptation in Nebraska and adjacent areas. Most favorable area for seed production is in eastern third of Nebraska south of Platte River.
SourceDomestic collections in 1953 from Nebraska and Kansas.
Breeding MethodClones selected as "Type f" from space-planted nurseries of collections were polycrossed and progeny tested. Twelve superior clones of selected type polycrossed in isolation. Within 12 progenies, 192 plants selected and intercrossed in isolation to produce breeder seed.
Intended UseForage production for late spring and summer grazing.
Release Info1967, cooperatively by Nebraska AES and Plant Science Research Division, ARS.

 

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