The objective of collecting these seeds is to obtain additional collections to secure representation throughout each species' range of occurrence. The additional collections will allow for a thorough evaluation and selection of potential ecotypes in the future. Once adequate collections from representative locations in Montana and Wyoming are made, these species will be seeded in Initial Evaluation Plantings to determine their suitability for conservation plantings and commercial seed production. For assistance with identification, visit the web pages in the following list.
Species needing 2014 seed collection
riverbank grape Vitis riparia (VIRI)
Continued collection of Vitis berries in early fall and wood cuttings from November through February requested from all Montana counties.
Field offices should record all site information on Plant Collection Information forms (NRCS-ECS-580) and use grocery sacks, etc. for actual collection - Collect Large Samples! (30 to 40 grams, 1+ oz.) To facilitate testing, the PMC needs at least 30 grams of seed. For details on collection procedures see:
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