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    Author(s): Clint C. Shock; Erik Feibert; Lamont Saunders; Nancy Shaw
    Date: 2008
    Source: Ontario, OR: Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station. Special Report 1087: 183-196.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Native 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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    Citation

    Shock, 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.

    Keywords

    subsurface drip irrigation, native wildflower seed production, native forb seed

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