crested wheatgrass


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crested wheatgrass

n.
A perennial grass (Agropyron cristatum) native to Eurasia, widely cultivated for pasture and rangeland in western North America.
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crest′ed wheat′grass

(ˈʰwitˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs, ˈwit-)
n.
a forage grass, Agropyron cristatum, native to Eurasia.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.crested wheatgrass - Eurasian grass grown in United States great plains area for forage and erosion controlcrested wheatgrass - Eurasian grass grown in United States great plains area for forage and erosion control
wheatgrass, wheat-grass - a grass of the genus Agropyron
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Specifically, Pearlstein noted, the BLM classifies the allotments as "seedings," meaning the agency can plant crested wheatgrass "without consideration of the vitality of diverse native vegetation." But Pearlstein said killing native plants in favor of non-native crested wheatgrass couldn't be justified.
are retired agricultural fields planted with non-native crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum) to prevent soil erosion in the late 1930's during or shortly after the great drought of the 20th Century.
Other research has found success in seeding both pubescent and crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum (L.) Gaertn.) for weed suppression (Blank et al.
McGourty recommends some of the old ranchland stand-bys such as crested wheatgrass or Siberian and streambank wheatgrass (sodar) to help stabilize the vineyard floor.
In 1984, FRRL scientists partnered in the development of Hycrest crested wheatgrass, which became the leading crested wheatgrass grown on the western rangelands for approximately 10 years.
Hycrest crested wheatgrass was developed by scientists at FRRL, the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, and the USDA Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service).
When irrigation is unavailable in these areas, extremely drought-tolerant species such as crested wheatgrass and smooth bromegrass should be planted.
The most promising cultivars included spring cultivar "Hycrest"" crested wheatgrass and autumn cultivar "Prairieland" Altai wildrye.
Colchicine-induced tetraploids of diploid crested wheatgrass [A.
Lawns of cool-season grasses (bluegrass, creeping bent grass, crested wheatgrass, and fescues) should be seeded in mid- to late August (July at higher elevations).
Organic solvent-soluble organic matter from soils underlying native range and crested wheatgrass in southeastern Alberta, Canada.