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Publications - Rose Lake Plant Materials Center

The Rose Lake Plant Materials Center has published the following documents to solve specific resource conservation needs. Click on the document title to view each document. If you encounter any problems with the files provided on this page, please contact the PM Program Webmaster at 520-292-2999 Ext. 112.

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Published Abstracts

Plant Growth Attributes of Brassicaceous Cover Crops (PDF; 24 KB) Ackroyd, V.J, J.C. Durling, M.F. Gieske, D.G. Baas, B.R. Durgan, J.J. Grigar Jr., J.W. Leif III, D.R. Mutch, S.A. PĂ©rez, and D.L. Wyse 2012. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America annual joint meeting. San Antonio, TX. October 2011. 1p. (ID# 11250).

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Information Brochures and Flyers

Plant Releases Available to Commercial Growers (PDF; 454 KB) Leif, J. and E. Gerona 2010. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. August 2010. 2p. (ID# 9800).

Rose Lake Plant Materials Center (PDF; 355 KB) Leif, J. and E. Gerona 2010. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. September 2010. 2p. (ID# 10598).

Cranberry (PDF; 327 KB) Burgdorf, D. and T. Cogger 2008. Rose Lake PMC, Bad River Natural Resources, Wisconsin NRCS. East Lansing, MI. March 2008. 2p. (ID# 7813).

Five Keys to Successful Grass Seeding in Indiana (PDF; 170 KB) Leif, J., D. Burgdorf, and J. Durling 2007. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. Revised 4/2007. 2p. (ID# 7263).

Five Keys to Successful Grass Seeding in Michigan (PDF; 180 KB) Leif, J., D. Burgdorf, and J. Durling 2007. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. Revised 4/2007. 2p. (ID# 7264).

Five Keys to Successful Grass Seeding in Ohio (PDF; 173 KB) Leif, J., D. Burgdorf, and J. Durling 2007. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. Revised 4/2007. 2p. (ID# 7262).

Five Keys to Successful Grass Seeding in Wisconsin (PDF; 171 KB) Leif, J., D. Burgdorf, and J. Durling 2007. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. Revised 4/2007. 2p. (ID# 7265).

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Plant Fact Sheets

Prairie Sandreed Fact Sheet (PDF; 144 KB) Durling, J., D. Burgdorf, and J. Leif 2011. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. April 2011. 2p. (ID# 10587).

Northern Sweetgrass Plant Fact Sheet (PDF; 119 KB) Leif, J., J. Durling, and D. Burgdorf 2010. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. 2p. (ID# 9787).

Plant Fact Sheet, American Elder (PDF; 159 KB) Leif, J., USDA-NRCS 2010. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. September 2010. 2p. (ID# 9801).

Sweetgrass Plant Fact Sheet (PDF; 104 KB) Leif, J., J. Durling, and D. Burgdorf 2010. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. 2p. (ID# 9793).

Marion Desmodium Conservation Plant Attributes Table (PDF; 28 KB) Leif, J. 2009. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. September 2009. 3p. (ID# 9073).

Miscanthus Vegetative Barriers for Soil Conservation (PDF; 677 KB) Burgdorf, D. and C. Coulon 2009. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. February 2009. 1p. (ID# 8499).

Native Tobacco (PDF; 111 KB) Bush, T. 2001. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. Oct. 2001. 2p. (ID# 3076).

Plant Fact Sheet: Sweet Flag (PDF; 240 KB) Bush, T. 2001. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. Oct. 2001. 2p. (ID# 3081).

Saltmeadow Cordgrass (PDF; 250 KB) Bush, T. 2000. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. Aug. 2000. 2p. (ID# 3067).

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Popular Journal or Magazine Articles

Utilizing warm season grasses as a vegetative buffer (PDF; 46 KB) May, G. and J. Leif 2013. Rose Lake PMC and MSU Extension. East Lansing, MI. 2013. 2p. (ID# 12041).

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Newsletters

Rose Lake PMC Winter Newsletter (PDF; 984 KB) Leif, J. and E. Gerona 2014. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. March 2014. 3p. (ID# 12094).

Rose Lake Plant Materials Center Autumn Newsletter 2013 (PDF; 813 KB) Leif, J. and E. Gerona 2013. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. Fall 2013. 5p. (ID# 12040).

Rose Lake Plant Materials Center Winter Newsletter FY13 (PDF; 1 MB) Leif, J. and E. Gerona 2013. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. Winter FY 13. 4p. (ID# 11577).

Rose Lake Plant Materials Program, Spring 2013 Newsletter (PDF; 1.1 MB) Leif, J. and E. Gerona 2013. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. Spring 2013. 5p. (ID# 11903).

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Plant Guides

Dillenius' Ticktrefoil (Desmodium glabellum) Plant Guide (PDF; 114 KB) USDA-NRCS Rose Lake Plant Materials Center and J. Leif 2013. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. February 2013. 2p. (ID# 11777).

Panicledleaf Ticktrefoil (Desmodium paniculatum [L.] DC.) Plant Guide (PDF; 124 KB) USDA-NRCS Rose Lake Plant Materials Center and J. Leif 2013. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. February 2013. 2p. (ID# 11778).

Saltmeadow Cordgrass (Spartina patens [Aiton] Muhl.) Plant Guide (PDF; 125 KB) USDA-NRCS Rose Lake Plant Materials Center and J. Leif 2013. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. March 2013. 3p. (ID# 11779).

Prairie Sandreed Plant Guide (PDF; 137 KB) Durling, J., D. Burgdorf, and J. Leif 2011. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. April 2011. 5p. (ID# 10586).

Plant Guide, Common Elderberry (PDF; 119 KB) Leif, J., USDA-NRCS 2010. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. Sept. 2010. 6p. (ID# 9776).

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Miscellaneous Popular Articles

Brassica cover crop trial will help farmers make cover crop decisions (PDF; 37 KB) Mutch, D. 2012. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. March 2012. 1p. (ID# 11122).

Fall-planted brassica cover crop winter-kill and weed suppression (PDF; 311 KB) Ackroyd, V.J., D.R. Mutch, D.G. Baas, J.C. Durling, J.W. Leif, and S.A. Perez 2012. Michigan State University Extension. East Lansing, MI. 2012. 3p. (ID# 11246).

Community Garden Guide - Season Extension- Hoophouses (PDF; 1.9 MB) Burgdorf, D. and T. Cogger 2009. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. Original 2005/ Revised 2009. 5p. (ID# 9802).

Community Garden Guide-Season Extension - Field Tunnels (PDF; 245 KB) Burgdorf, D. and T. Cogger 2009. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. Original 2005/ Revised 2009. 4p. (ID# 9779).

Community Garden Guide-Season Extension-Floating Row Cover (PDF; 213 KB) Burgdorf, D. and T. Cogger 2009. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. Original 2005/ Revision 2009. 3p. (ID# 9780).

Community Garden Guide-Season Extension-High Tunnel (PDF; 277 KB) Burgdorf, D. and T. Cogger 2009. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. Original 2005/ Revised 2009. 5p. (ID# 9778).

Community Garden Guide-Season Extension-Seed Starting (PDF; 494 KB) Burgdorf, D. and T. Cogger 2009. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. Original 2005/ Revision 2009. 9p. (ID# 9781).

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Major Publications

Vegetating with Native Grasses in Northeastern North America (PDF; 13.7 MB) Salon, P., J.Dickerson, D. Burgdorf, T. Bush, C. Miller, B. Wark, R. Maher, and B. Poole 2011. Update and online version of "Vegetating with Native Grasses in the Northeast.". 2011. 135p. (ID# 10321).

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PM Annual Progress Report of Activities

2014 Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 983 KB) Durling, J.C. 2015. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. December 2014. 4p. (ID# 12487).

FY 2012 Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 2.7 MB) USDA-NRCS Rose Lake Plant Materials Center 2013. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. January 2013. 10p. (ID# 11663).

FY 2013 Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 3.15 MB) Leif, J. and E. Gerona 2013. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. March 2014. 10p. (ID# 12042).

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Release Brochures

'Affinity' northern white cedar (PDF; 415 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12211).

'Imperial' Carolina poplar (PDF; 268 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12212).

'Indigo' silky dogwood (PDF; 512 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12213).

'Lancer' perennial pea (PDF; 141 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12216).

'Magenta' hybrid crabapple (PDF; 658 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12218).

'Roselow' Sargent's crabapple (PDF; 357 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12220).

Alcona Germplasm Dillenius' tick-trefoil (PDF; 701 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12210).

Grant Germplasm panicledleaf tick-trefoil (PDF; 177 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12222).

Icy Blue Germplasm Canada wildrye (PDF; 550 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12224).

Koch Germplasm prairie sandreed (PDF; 779 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12214).

Leelanau Germplasm highbush cranberry (PDF; 527 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12215).

Marion Germplasm Dillenius' tick-trefoil (PDF; 271 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12217).

Riverbend Germplasm silky willow (PDF; 420 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12219).

Southlow Michigan Germplasm Indiangrass (PDF; 388 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12205).

Southlow Michigan Germplasm big bluestem (PDF; 685 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12221).

Southlow Michigan Germplasm little bluestem (PDF; 351 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12206).

Southlow Michigan Germplasm switchgrass (PDF; 390 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12207).

Vintage Germplasm common elderberry (PDF; 633 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. April 2014. 2p. (ID# 12208).

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Refereed Journal Articles

Comparison of seed germination techniques for common elderberry (Sambucus nigra L. ssp. canadensis) (PDF; 539 KB) Leif, J., J. Durling, and D. Burgdorf 2011. Native Plants Journal. 12(2):132-135. 4p. (ID# 11674).

Notice of Release of Vintage Germplasm Common Elderberry: A Selected Class of Natural Germplasm (PDF; 378 KB) Leif, J., J. Durling, and D. Burgdorf 2011. Native Plants Journal. 12(2):129-131. 3p. (ID# 10589).

Comparison of Seed Germination Techniques for Common Elderberry (Sambucus nigra L. ssp. canadensis (L) R. Bolli Accession 9084126 (PDF; 130 KB) Leif, J., J. Durling, and D. Burgdorf 2008. Native Plants Journal. 12(2):132-135. 4p. (ID# 10584).

Registration of Southlow Michigan Germplasm Indiangrass (PDF; 436 KB) Durling, J., J. Leif, and D. Burgdorf 2008. Journal of Plant Registrations. 2:56. 1p. (ID# 7806).

Registration of Southlow Michigan Germplasm Switchgrass (PDF; 437 KB) Durling, J., J. Leif, and D. Burgdorf 2008. Journal of Plant Registrations. 2:60. 1p. (ID# 7805).

Registration of Southlow Michigan Big Bluestem Germplasm (PDF; 33 KB) Durling, J.C., J.W. Leif, and D.W. Burgdorf 2007. Crop Science. 47:455. 1p. (ID# 7171).

Registration of Southlow Michigan Little Bluestem Germplasm (PDF; 119 KB) Durling, J.C., J.W. Leif, and D.W. Burgdorf 2007. Journal of Plant Registrations. 1:134. 1p. (ID# 8250).

Registration of Icy Blue Canada Wildrye Germplasm (PDF; 31 KB) Durling, J.C., J.W. Leif, and D.W. Burgdorf 2006. Crop Science. 46:2330. 1p. (ID# 6760).

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Release Notices

Koch Germplasm - Release Notice (PDF; 817 KB) Durling, J., J. Leif, and D. Burgdorf 2008. Rose Lake PMC. E.Lansing, MI. 4p. (ID# 8251).

Notice of Release of Grant Germplasm Panicledleaf Tick-Trefoil tested class of natural Germplasm (PDF; 739 KB) Bush, T.C., Y. Golod, J.C Durling, and J.W. Leif 2006. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. August 8, 2006. 10p. (ID# 6745).

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Final Study Report

Tolerance of Selected Wildflower Species to Postemergence Herbicides (PDF; 876 KB) Durling, J.C. and J.W. Leif 2015. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. February 2015. 9p. (ID# 12485).

Winter Cover Crop Growth and Effect on Yield of Corn (PDF; 786 KB) Durling, J.C. and J.W. Leif 2015. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. February 2015. 12p. (ID# 12486).

Development of Great Lakes Composite of Bottlebrush Grass (PDF; 1.4 MB) Durling, J.C. and Leif, J.W. 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. E. Lansing, MI. September 2014. 4p. (ID# 12297).

Development of Great Lakes Composite of Virginia Wildrye (PDF; 164 KB) Durling, J.C. and J.W. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. E. Lansing, MI. September 2014. 3p. (ID# 12267).

Selection and Evaluation of Improved Big Bluestem for Use as Forage for Livestock (PDF; 120 KB) Durling, J.C. and J.W. Leif 2014. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. September 2014. 3p. (ID# 12268).

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Published Symposium Proceedings

Results from a Brassica Variety Trial in MN and MI (PDF; 2.1 MB) Durling, J., M. Gieske, and V. Ackroyd 2011. Midwest Cover Crops Council annual meeting. Ada, OH. February 2011. 28p. (ID# 10593).

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Technical Notes

Technical Note 1. Plant species with rooting ability from live hardwood materials for use in soil bioengineering techniques (PDF; null) Burgdorf, D.W., C. Miller, S. Wright, C.E. Morganti, D. Darris, G. Sakamoto, and the Rose Lake PMC 2007. USDA NRCS Plant Materials Program. Washington, DC. January 2007. 8p. (ID# 7364).

Biology Technicl Note #3 - Establishment of Vegetative Sod Strips in Greenhouse for Use in Vegetative Barriers (PDF; 723 KB) Leif, J. 2008. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. September 2008. 9p. (ID# 8120).

Michigan Technical Note #13 Plant Materials- Using Seed Package Label Information to Calculate Pure Live Seed (PLS) and Seeding Rates (PDF; 288 KB) Leif, J. 2006. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. September 2006. 5p. (ID# 6746).

Pollinator Biology and Habitat, Michigan Biology Technical Note No. 20 (PDF; 891 KB) Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, USDA-NRCS Rose Lake Plant Materials Center, Dan Zay 2014. Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. E. Lansing, MI. revised March 2014. 36p. (ID# 11774).

Agronomy TN #64 - Mulching Materials for Control of Soil Erosion (PDF; 286 KB) USDA-NRCS Rose Lake Plant Materials Center and J. Leif 2013. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. September 2013. 6p. (ID# 11904).

2014 Weather (PDF; 107 KB) Durling, J.C. 2015. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. February 2015. 1p. (ID# 12488).

USDA-Tested Plants Address Natural Resource Concerns (PDF; 1.1 MB) Durling, J. and B. Buehler 2015. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. January 2015. 2p. (ID# 12454).

Biology Technical Note #19 - Availability of Conservation Plant Releases from Rose Lake Plant Materials Center (PDF; 255 KB) Durling, J. 2015. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. January 2015. 7p. (ID# 12455).

Biology Tech Note #21 -- Sweetgrass Collection, Propagation, and Harvest (PDF; 599 KB) Leif, J.W. and S.R. Winslow 2014. Rose Lake PMC and Bridger PMC. E. Lansing, MI. 2014. 5p. (ID# 12298).

Calibration of Truax No-Till Grain Drill (Model FLX 1188RD) (PDF; 269 KB) Grigar, J. and John Leif 2012. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. April 2012. 5p. (ID# 11123).

Community Garden Guide- Plant Propagation Rack (PDF; 1.1 MB) Burgdorf, D., T. Feck and J. Leif 2012. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. March 2012. 13p. (ID# 11120).

Video - Calibration of a Truax Grain Drill (PDF; null) Buehler, B., J. Leif, and S. Perez 2012. Rose Lake PMC. E. Lansing, MI. (ID# 11256).

Propagation Protocols for Plants from Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (PDF; 57 KB) Bischoff, G., J. Leif, J. Durling, and D. Burgdorf 2011. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. September 2011. 5p. (ID# 10594).

Direct-Seeding Tree and Shrub Establishment (PDF; 115 KB) Leif, J. 2008. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. September 2008. 7p. (ID# 8119).

Installation of Vegetative Sod Strips for Use as Vegetative Barriers (PDF; 969 KB) Leif, J. 2008. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. September 2008. 7p. (ID# 8121).

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PMC Annual Technical Report

Rose Lake PMC Annual Technical Report 2013 (PDF; 935 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2014. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. March 2014. 35p. (ID# 12095).

Rose Lake Plant Materials Center 2012 Technical Report (PDF; 923 KB) USDA-NRCS Rose LakePlant Materials Center and J. Durling 2013. Rose Lake PMC. East Lansing, MI. 2012. 38p. (ID# 11782).

Rose Lake Plant Materials Center 2011 Technical Report (PDF; 469 KB) Durling, J. and J. Leif 2012. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. February 2012. 54p. (ID# 11244).

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Other Publication Types

Propagation Protocol Plants Produced for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (PDF; 365 KB) Leif, J. 2012. Rose Lake Plant Materials Center. East Lansing, MI. June 2012. 34p. (ID# 11125).

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