Monday, 6 October 2008: 9:50 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 370D
Two native to Texas ecotypes of hooded and shortspike widmillgrass were recently released. They are well adapted to several environmental conditions throughout Texas and they can be used for several purposes as rangeland re vegetation, and soil and water conservation projects including roadside plantings. Although seed demand is growing there is not technology to effectively produce seed from these grasses. Seed production from several hooded and shortspike windmillgrass ecotypes as a response to increasing nitrogen levels under irrigation was documented in two contrasting places of Texas. Other seed production components were also registered.