western wheatgrass


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Noun1.western wheatgrass - valuable forage grass of western United Stateswestern wheatgrass - valuable forage grass of western United States
wheatgrass, wheat-grass - a grass of the genus Agropyron
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This list also includes Buffalo grass and Western wheatgrass, both capable of absorbing hydrocarbons from the land.
The site consisted of mixed grass prairie, with Western Wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii) initially comprising over 90% of vegetation (Branson 2008, Branson and Haferkamp 2014).
Cool-season grasses are limited to Texas bluegrass (Poa arachnifera), western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii), and annual grasses such as sixweeks fescue (Vulpia octoflora) and nonnative annual brome species (Bromus species).
We don't just want to discourage the bad weeds; we also want to promote the good grasses, such as western wheatgrass, needleandthread, and other native perennial grasses," Vermeire says.
For example, at Burneyville stands of all entries except Barton western wheatgrass were nearly or completely eliminated within 26 mo of planting (Tables 3 and 4).
Among the dominant species noted in a small study area are Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis), Western Wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii), Green Muhly (Muhlenbergia racemosa), Plains Muhly (M.
or western wheatgrass (Pascopyrum smithii (Rybd) Love), yields more and is more digestible than western wheatgrass, but has a similar digestibility and is lower yielding than intermediate wheatgrass (Frank and Karn 1988).
Common grasses were western wheatgrass (Pascopyron smithii) and bluegrama (Bouteloua gracilis) with scattered patches of shrub live oak (Quercus turbinella), Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma), and pinyon pine.
The scientists obtained seeds for an assortment of rangeland species, including desert wheatgrass, western wheatgrass, basin wildrye, Snake River wheatgrass, Sandberg bluegrass, Siberian wheatgrass, yarrow, and blue flax.
Sixteen perennial cool-season grasses species were tested, including 'VNS' Altai wildrye: 'Shoshone' beardless wildrye: 'Garrison' creeping foxtail: 'Gala' grazing bromearass: 'Luna' and 'Oahe' intermediate-pubescent wheatgrass: 'VNS' meadow bromegrass: 'Stella' meadow rescue: 'GA-OG1', 'Paiute', and 'Potomac' orchardgrass: 'Matua' prairie bromegrass: 'Palaton' reed canarygrass: 'Newhy' RS wheatgrass: 'Bozoiski' and 'VNS' Russian wildrye: 'Lincoln' smooth bromegrass: 'GA-178' and endophyte-free and endophyte-infected 'KY31' tall rescue: 'Jose' tall wheatgrass: and 'Arriba' western wheatgrass.
1993) and sweetclover seeded into South Dakota rangelands increased the yield and vigor of western wheatgrass over a four year period (Nichols and Johnson 1969).
Discovery Snake River wheatgrass, Continental Great Basin wildrye, and Recovery western wheatgrass also become established more easily than other native grasses, help burned lands recover from wildfire, and limit the spread of invasive weeds.

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