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Subsurface drip irrigation for native wildflower seed productionAuthor(s): Clint C. Shock; Erik Feibert; Lamont Saunders; Nancy Shaw
Source: Ontario, OR: Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station. Special Report 1087: 183-196.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionNative forb 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 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.
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CitationShock, Clint C; Feibert, Erik; Saunders, Lamont; Shaw, Nancy. 2008. Subsurface drip irrigation for native wildflower seed production. Ontario, OR: Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station. Special Report 1087: 183-196.
Keywordssubsurface drip irrigation, native wildflower seed production, native forb seed
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