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Native shrub seed industries in the western United States and Australia: Status and outlook

Posted date: June 06, 2012
Publication Year: 
2003
Authors: Shaw, Nancy L.; Waters, C. M.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: In: Allsopp, N; Palmer, A. R.; Milton, S. J.; Kirkman, K. P.; Kerley, G. I. H.; Hurt, C. R.; Brown, C. J., eds. Proceedings of the VIIth International Rangeland Congress; 26 July-1 August, 2003; Durban, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science. 20: 1251-1253.

Abstract

Attempts to improve habitat for wildlife and increase forage for livestock contributed to development of native shrub seed industries in the western United States and in Australia. Shrub seedings and plantings in both countries are concentrated in areas with low and unpredictable precipitation and high probability for planting failures. In addition, both countries have emphasized the use of native shrub species. However, the scope of these industries and the political, economic, and social forces shaping them have differed considerably.

Citation

Shaw, N. L.; Waters, C. M. 2003. Native shrub seed industries in the western United States and Australia: Status and outlook. In: Allsopp, N; Palmer, A. R.; Milton, S. J.; Kirkman, K. P.; Kerley, G. I. H.; Hurt, C. R.; Brown, C. J., eds. Proceedings of the VIIth International Rangeland Congress; 26 July-1 August, 2003; Durban, South Africa. African Journal of Range and Forage Science. 20: 1251-1253.