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Native wildflower seed production with limited subsurface drip irrigation

Posted date: September 25, 2009
Publication Year: 
2009
Authors: Shock, Clint C.; Feibert, Erik; Saunders, Lamont; Shaw, Nancy L.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: Ontario, OR: Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station. Special Report 1094: 157-176.

Abstract

Native wildflower seed is needed to restore rangelands of the Intermountain West. Commercial seed production is necessary to provide the quantity of seed needed for restoration efforts. A major limitation to economically viable commercial production of native wildflower (forb) seed is stable and consistent seed productivity over years. Variations in spring rainfall and soil moisture result in highly unpredictable water stress at flowering, seed set, and seed development, which for other seed crops is known to compromise seed yield and quality.

Citation

Shock, Clint C.; Feibert, Erik; Saunders, Lamont; Shaw, Nancy. 2009. Native wildflower seed production with limited subsurface drip irrigation. Ontario, OR: Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station. Special Report 1094: 157-176.