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Native wildflower seed production with limited subsurface drip irrigation

Posted date: August 13, 2010
Publication Year: 
2010
Authors: Shock, Clinton C.; Feibert, Erik B. G.; Saunders, Lamont D.; Shaw, Nancy L.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous Publication
Source: In: Malheur Experiment Station Annual Report 2009. Ontario, OR: Oregon State University, Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station. p. 193-209.

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, Clinton C.; Feibert, Erik B. G.; Saunders, Lamont D.; Shaw, Nancy. 2010. Native wildflower seed production with limited subsurface drip irrigation. In: Malheur Experiment Station Annual Report 2009. Ontario, OR: Oregon State University, Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station. p. 193-209.