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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Potential for improving native warm-season grasses by breeding
Year: 1986
Author(s): Vogel, K.P., Gabrielsen, B. C.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Four State Grassland Management Workshop: Warm Season Grasses: Facts and Fantasty
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 41-55
Original Publication:  
Abstract: Native warm-season grasses that have the greatest potential for use in the Corn Belt and the eastern part of the Central Great Plains of the United States are switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii Vitman), and indiangrass [Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash]. Eastern gamagrass [Tripsacum dactyloides (L.) L.] may also become an imoprtant forage grass if seed yields can be increased. Other native warm-season grasses such as little bluestem [Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx) Nash] do not have sufficient yield potential for optimal use in these regions.
Editor(s): B. Anderson