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Notice of Release of Southhampton Germplasm Prairie Cordgrass

Contact:
Chris Miller
(609) 465-5901 x 102


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
CAPE MAY PLANT MATERIALS CENTER
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NEW JERSEY

NOTICE OF RELEASE OF SOUTHAMPTON GERMPLASM PRAIRIE CORDGRASS SELECTED CLASS OF NATURAL GERMPLASM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the release of a selected ecotype of prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata Bosc ex Link) for the Mid-Atlantic ecoregion. Southampton Germplasm prairie cordgrass was tested under the accession number 9046803.

This plant will be referred to as Southampton Germplasm prairie cordgrass and is released as a selected plant material class of vegetative propagules and certified seed (natural track).

The potential for immediate use is high especially for wetland restoration and enhancement, streambank and shoreline stabilization, and critical area stabilization.