There is an increasing need for development of laboratory
identification procedures for purposes of plant variety protection, seed certification, quality control and consumer protection. In the past there were fewer commercial varieties and field
testing methods based on morphological differences were used satisfactorily. These tests require several months to complete...
This study was undertaken to obtain information on the quality of grass seed when windrowed at the high moisture levels necessary for obtaining maximum yields. A secondary goal was to monitor moisture and temperature fluctuations in the windrow and to relate their effects to development and deterioration of the seed....
Orchardgrass and tall fescue seed crops are commonly springplanted
in Oregon, but do not produce a marketable crop during the first
growing season. Establishing orchardgrass and tall fescue with cereal
companion crops would provide income during the seeding year and could
increase seed production profits. This study was conducted to...
Two diverse genotypes of tall fescue, Festuca arundinacea Schreb (6X=42), with normal fertility, produced upon intercrossing, vigorous F
hybrid plants that were sterile. One parent genotype (P₁)
was from P. I. 234-906, introduced from Switzerland and the other
(P₉) was an introduction from Turkey, P. I. 174-209. P₁
Chloroplast DNA (cpDNA) variability and phylogeny were
studied via analysis of restriction site mutations and DNA
sequencing in a complex of three closely related species of
pines: Pinus radiata D. Don, P. attenuata Lemm., and
muricata D. Don. Genomic DNA from 384 trees representing
20 populations in the complex were...