Skip

News Release

Release Notice of Venado Germplasm Awnless Bushsunflower Selected Class of Natural Release

Contact:
John Lloyd-Reilley
361-595-1313


TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-KINGSVILLE
CAESAR KLEBERG WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
SOUTH TEXAS NATIVES
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS
and
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
E. “KIKA” DE LA GARZA PLANT MATERIALS CENTER
KINGSVILLE, TEXAS


NOTICE OF RELEASE OF VENADO GERMPLASM AWNLESS BUSHSUNFLOWER SELECTED CLASS OF NATURAL RELEASE

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, South Texas Natives Program and the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, E. “Kika” de la Garza Plant Materials Center announce the release of a selected ecotype of awnless bushsunflower (Simsia calva (Engelm. & A. Gray) A. Gray) (USDA 2011) for the Rio Grande Plains ecoregion of south Texas. Accessions comprising Venado Germplasm were tested under the accession numbers 9088578, 9088713, 9089117, and 9089015. Seed of the Venado Germplasm awnless bushsunflower release will be identified by USDA NRCS accession number 9109773.

This plant will be referred to as Venado Germplasm awnless bushsunflower and is released as a selected plant material class of certified seed (natural track).

Venado Germplasm awnless bushsunflower is recommended for use in rangeland plantings, wildlife habitat improvement plantings, conservation reserve plantings, roadside plantings, pollinator plantings, critical site revegetation including oil and gas field reclamation, native landscaping, and food plot plantings for white-tailed deer.