Field plantings evaluate new plants or new plant technology under a variety of soil, climatic, and land uses with the purpose of assessing the conservation potential of the plants or technology under actual use conditions. In Montana and Wyoming, field plantings will address needs and actions identified in the Bridger Plant Materials Center Long Range Plan.
Additionally, field plantings may address interests, needs, and actions at the request of Field Offices through their Plant Materials Committee representative and by approval of the State Plant Materials Committee chaired by the State Resource Conservationist. For information and guidance on field plantings refer to Montana Plant Materials Technical Note MT-70, Field Plantings.
The Bridger Plant Materials Center has seed available for the following grasses and forbs for field testing in Montana.