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Release: Oto - Indiangrass

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SymbolSONU2
Release NameOto
Release Typecultivar
DescriptionLong-season variety; plants robust and erect, attaining spread of 0.6 m and height of 1.8 m; leaves long and bright green; panicles broad in anthesis, contracting into golden to dark brown, compact heads. Matures late in the season, with seed harvests at early frost dates in southern Nebraska. Recommended primarily in mixed stands of warm-season prairie grasses in which it improves late summer grazing. Area of recommended use centers in eastern and southern Nebraska, but extending into adjacent areas.
SourceCollections from natural grasslands of Nebraska and Kansas in 1953-54.
Breeding MethodFifteen accessions exhibited bright-green leaves, brown panicles, and late maturity. One group of 100 clones were isolated and progeny bred true for brown-glumed seed. Nebraska tests showed marked superiority in establishment and yield where soil moisture and fertility not limiting.
Intended UseRange/pasture reseeding.
Release Info1970, cooperatively by the Nebraska AES and USDA-ARS.

 

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