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Notice of Release of Kingston Germplasm Prairie Cordgrass Selected Class Natural Germplasm

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Martin van der Grinten
(607) 562-8404


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
BIG FLATS PLANT MATERIALS CENTER
BIG FLATS, NEW YORK

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

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the naming and release of Kingston Germplasm prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata Bosc ex Link). It has been assigned the NRCS Accession number 9046805.

This plant will be referred as Kingston Germplasm prairie cordgrass and is released as a selected class vegetative release. It was selected due to its strong properties for erosion control and wildlife habitat uses along freshwater shorelines in the Northeast.