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Publications - Big Flats Plant Materials Center

The Big Flats 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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Technical Notes

Technical Note 1: Windbreak Plant Species for Odor Management around Poultry Production Facilities. (PDF; 382 KB) Belt, S.V., M. van der Grinten, G. Malone, P. Patterson, R. Shockey 2007. USDA, NRCS, National Plant Materials Center. Beltsville, MD. April 2007. 21p. (ID# 7166).

Planting and Managing Switchgrass as a Biomass Energy Crop (PDF; null) Joel Douglas, Jerry Lamunyon, Richard Wynia and Paul Salon 2009. USDA-NRCS. Washington, DC. September 2009. 15p. (ID# 9022).

Wildflower Characteristics for Pollinator and Conservation Planting in the Northeastern United States (PDF; 147 KB) Shawnna Clark 2013. Feb 5, 2013. 5p. (ID# 11715).

Pollinator Friendly Plants for the Northeast US (PDF; 3.4 MB) Shawnna Clark 2012. 60p. (ID# 11164).

Establishment Guide for Willow Biomass for BCAP Program (PDF; 183 KB) Paul Salon, Tim Volk, Mike Fournier 2012. EFOTG and FSA. Syracuse, NY. June, 2012. 6p. (ID# 11420).

Cover Crop Resources: A literature Review (PDF; 557 KB) Shawnna Clark 2011. Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Corning, New York. Sept 21, 2011. 25p. (ID# 10646).

Cover Crop Resources (PDF; 116 KB) Shawnna Clark 2011. varies. Corning, New York. June 30, 2011. 10p. (ID# 10452).

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Major Publications

A Guide to: Conservation Plantings on Critical Areas for the Northeast (PDF; 6.6 MB) Paul Salon and Chris Miller 2012. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Chicago, Illinois. September, 2012. 148p. (ID# 11417).

A Comprehensive Guide of Cover Crop Species Used in the Northeast United States (PDF; 804 KB) Shawnna Clark 2011. Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Corning, New York. Sept 21, 2011. 45p. (ID# 10645).

Vegetating with Native Grasses in Northeastern North America (PDF; 13.7 MB) Paul Salon , John Dickerson, Dave Burgdorf, Tony Bush, Chris Miller, Brent Wark, Ron Maher, Bill Poole 2011. Update and online version of "Vegetating with Native Grasses in the Northeast.". 2011. 135p. (ID# 10321).

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Plant Fact Sheets

Plant Fact Sheet: Lathyrus sylvestris Lathco (Flatpea) (PDF; 81 KB) USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center 1989. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Big Flats, NY. Aug. 1989. 2p. (ID# 131).

Plant Fact Sheet: Prunus pumila Catskill (dwarf sand cherry) (PDF; 28 KB) USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center and New York Seed Improvement Cooperative 1981. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Big Flats, NY. May 1981. 1p. (ID# 120).

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Plant Guides

Bur Clover (Medicago polymorpha): Plant Guide (PDF; 383 KB) Shawnna Clark 2014. Corning, New York. March 2014. 9p. (ID# 12141).

Prairie Cordgrass Plant Guide, revised (PDF; 227 KB) Shawnna Clark 2013. Big Flats, New York. September 20, 2013. 3p. (ID# 11942).

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Release Brochure

'Golden Jubilee' Black-eyed Susan Release Brochure (PDF; 306 KB) Shawnna Clark 2013. Corning, New York. September 2013. 2p. (ID# 11936).

'Greenbank' Sandbar Willow Release Brochure (PDF; 159 KB) Big Flats Plant Materials Center Staff 2013. Corning, New York. updated May 2013. 2p. (ID# 11806).

'Keystone' Buttonbush Release Brochure (PDF; 158 KB) Big Flats Plant Materials Staff 2013. Big Flats, New York. updated June 2013. 2p. (ID# 11808).

'Niagara' Big Bluestem Release Brochure (PDF; 180 KB) Big Flats Plant Materials Center Staff 2013. Big Flats, New York. updated June 2013. 2p. (ID# 11807).

'Ruby' Red Osier Dogwood Release Brochure (PDF; 221 KB) Shawnna Clark and Big Flats Plant Materials Staff 2013. Corning, New York. September 2013. 3p. (ID# 11938).

'Tioga' Deertongue Release Brochure (PDF; 134 KB) Shawnna Clark and Big Flats Plant Materials Center Staff 2013. Corning, New York. September 2013. 2p. (ID# 11935).

Glacial Lake Albany Germplasm Butterfly Milkweed Release Brochure (PDF; 277 KB) Shawnna Clark and Big Flats Plant Materials Staff 2013. Corning, New York. September 2013. 2p. (ID# 11937).

Kingston Germplasm Prairie Cordgrass Release Brochure (PDF; 233 KB) Shawnna Clark 2013. Big Flats, New York. September 2013. 3p. (ID# 11934).

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Information Brochures and Flyers

Perennial biofeedstock Project at Big Flats (PDF; 504 KB) Paul Salon, Martin vander Grinten 2010. Big Flats PMC. Big Flats, NY. 7/28/10. 2p. (ID# 10051).

Pollinator enhancement seeding project tour information (PDF; 147 KB) Paul Salon and Shawnna Clark 2010. Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Big Flats, NY. 9/23/10. 4p. (ID# 10056).

Cover Crops in Corn - A Guide for Corn Producers (PDF; 4.7 MB) NRCS, Big Flats PMC; Cornell U.; Finger Lakes RC&D Council 2007. NRCS, Big Flats PMC. Corning, NY. second version, 11/07. 2p. (ID# 7690).

Cover Crops in Corn - A Guide for Corn Producers (PDF; 4.7 MB) NRCS, Big Flats PMC; Cornell U.; Finger Lakes RC&D Council 2007. NRCS, Big Flats PMC. Corning, NY. second version, 11/07. 2p. (ID# 7690).

Source of Supply of Released Plants from Big Flats PMC 2007 (PDF; 239 KB) Dianne Naylor and Martin van der Grinten 2007. Corning, NY. 4/07. 3p. (ID# 7345).

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Plant Materials Annual Report of Activities

2013 Progress Report of Activities for USDA NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center (PDF; 589 KB) Shawnna Clark, Martin van der Grinten, and Paul Salon 2014. Big Flats, New York. January 2014. 10p. (ID# 12139).

Big Flats PMC 2012 Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 1.7 MB) Shawnna Clark 2013. corning, new York. Jan 2013. 21p. (ID# 11530).

Big Flats PMC 2011 Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 1 MB) Shawnna Clark, Martin van der Grinten, and Paul Salon 2012. Corning, NY. Dec 2011. 16p. (ID# 11528).

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Miscellaneous Technical Article

Big Flats Plant Materials Center biofeedstock energy program (PDF; 14 KB) Paul Salon 2009. Biomass Energy Forum and Congressional visit at Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Corning, NY. 9/2/09. 2p. (ID# 9120).

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Miscellaneous Popular Articles

Ease of Establishment and Persistence of Native Wildflowers after 4 years (PDF; 236 KB) Shawnna Clark 2012. (ID# 11526).

Field Studies for Establishing Native Wildflowers to Increase Pollinator Habitat (PDF; null) Shawnna Clark 2012. (ID# 11401).

Germination Requirements of Native Wildflowers (PDF; 106 KB) Shawnna Clark 2012. (ID# 11400).

Switchgrass biofuel demonstration field selection criteria (PDF; 16 KB) Paul Salon 2007. (ID# 7534).

Eastern Gamagrass Breeding in New York and Oklahoma (PDF; 55 KB) Salon, P. and C. Dewald 2000. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center and USDA-ARS. Corning, NY. 11p. (ID# 2561).

Eastern Gamagrass Response to Accent (nicosulfuron), Basis (rimsulfuron) and Plateau (imazapic) Herbicides in Comparison to a Few Common Corn Herbicides - PMC article (PDF; 29 KB) Salon, P.R. and M. Van der Grinten 2000. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Corning, NY. 7p. (ID# 2569).

Eastern Gamagrass Forage Quality as Influenced by Harvest Management (PDF; 39 KB) Salon, P. and D. Cherney 1998. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center and Cornell University. Corning, NY. 1998. 11p. (ID# 2562).

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Published Abstracts

Use of Native Wildflowers in Native Grass Seedings to Enhance Pollinator Habitat (PDF; 27 KB) Shawnna Clark 2013. Big Flats, NY. October 2012. 1p. (ID# 11533).

DNA Marker Diversity of Big Bluestem Populations in North Central and Northeastern USA (PDF; 65 KB) David L. Price, Paul R. Salon and Michael Casler 2012. Annual meeting of Crop Science Society, Fort Worth Texas. October 2011. 1p. (ID# 11421).

Evaluation of Intermediate and Tall Wheatgrass for Biomass in the Northeast (PDF; 12 KB) Sid Bosworth and Paul Salon 2012. Proceedings of the International Annual meeting of the American Society of Agronomy. Cincinnati, Ohio. Oct. 21-24. 1p. (ID# 11418).

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Technical Poster

Evaluation of Intermediate and Tall Wheatgrass for Biomass Production in the Northeast (PDF; 1.4 MB) Sid Bosworth and Paul Salon 2013. International annual meeting of ASA-CSSA-SSSA. Cincinnati, Ohio. Oct. 21-24. 1p. (ID# 11535).

Evaluation of Midwestern and Southern Switchgrass Cultivars and Germplasm for Biomass Production in the Northeast (PDF; 561 KB) Paul Salon, Martin van der Grinten, Shawnna Clark 2012. Presentation at 8th Eastern Native Grass Symposium in Charlottesville, VA. Charlottesville, VA. October 1-4, 2012. 1p. (ID# 11940).

Use of Wildflowers in Native Grass Seedings to Enhance Pollinator Habitat (PDF; 3 MB) Shawnna Clark 2012. Poster presented at the Eastern Native Grass Conference, in Virginia. Big Flats, New York. October 2012. 1p. (ID# 11531).

Dormant Seeding of Switchgrass with and without Seed Treatments in New York (PDF; 942 KB) Paul Salon, Alan Taylor and Martin vander Grinten 2011. SWCS annual meeting Washington DC. Washington DC. 7/18/11. 1p. (ID# 10651).

Evaluation of Planting Stock Size to Growth Performance for Conservation Planting (PDF; 1.2 MB) Shawnna Clark and Martin van der Grinten 2011. Poster at the Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual conference, Washington D.C. on July 18,2011. 7/18/11. 1p. (ID# 10641).

Planting Native Species to Control Re-infestation of Japanese Knotweed (PDF; 1.6 MB) Martin van der Grinten, R. Howard Skinner, Art Gover and Mark Simonis 2011. Poster at Soil and Water Conservation Society Annual Conference in Washington, DC on July 18, 2011. 7/18/11. 1p. (ID# 10640).

Performance of the Warm Season Grasses in Riparian Zones (PDF; 1.8 MB) Martin van der Grinten and R Howard Skinner 2010. American Society of America Annual International Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. November 1-5, 2009. 1p. (ID# 10022).

Yield and time of harvest of tall wheatgrass for biomass energy in New York (PDF; 656 KB) Paul Salon, Martin vander Grinten, Tibor Horvath 2010. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting in Pittsburgh PA. Pittsburgh PA. 11/1 - 11/5, 2009. 2p. (ID# 10049).

Yield and time of harvest of tall wheatgrass for biomass energy in New York (PDF; 656 KB) Paul Salon, Martin vander Grinten, Tibor Horvath 2010. American Society of Agronomy annual meeting in Pittsburgh PA. Pittsburgh PA. 11/1 - 11/5, 2009. 2p. (ID# 10049).

Compatibility of a mixture of Canada, Virginia and riverbank wildrye seeded with seven individual species of native and introduced cool season grasses (PDF; 117 KB) Paul R. Salon and Martin vander Grinten 2007. The Fifth Eastern Native Grass Conference. Harrisburg, PA. October 10-13 2006. 1p. (ID# 7139).

Establishing switchgrass for biomass production (PDF; 80 KB) Paul Salon 2007. Empire farm days. Seneca Falls, NY. 8/7 - 8/9/07. 1p. (ID# 7530).

Restoration Genetics Glossary (PDF; 27 KB) Paul Salon 2007. 5th Eastern Native Grass Conference. Harrisburg, PA. Oct.10-13,2006. 1p. (ID# 7532).

Yield of eastern gamagrass with and without big bluestem and switchgrass #2 (PDF; 132 KB) Paul R. Salon 2006. The Fifth Native Grass Symposium. Harrisburg, Pa. October 10-13, 2006. 1p. (ID# 7141).

Establishing Cover Crops at Time of Corn Planting - ASA Poster (PDF; 122 KB) Salon, P. and M. Van der Grinten 2001. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC. Oct. 2001. 1p. (ID# 2396).

Evaluating Alternative Cover Crops for the Control of Runoff P Losses (PDF; 201 KB) Peter, J., P. Kleinman, and P. Salon 2001. American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings. Charlotte, NC. Oct.. 1p. (ID# 2428).

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Published Symposium Proceedings

Diverse Cover Crop Mixes for good soil health (PDF; 59 KB) Paul Salon 2012. Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo. Syracuse, NY. January 24 - 26, 2012. 9p. (ID# 11419).

Biofeedstock Yield, Quality and Cell Wall Components of Tetraploid Meadowcrest Eastern Gamagrass Grown Under Varying Nitrogen Rates (PDF; 15 KB) Paul Salon, Jocelyn Rose, Martin van der Grinten, b. Urbanowicz & J. Backe 2009. Proceedings of the Sixth Eastern Native Grass Symposium. Columbia, SC. October 7-10, 2008. 1p. (ID# 9133).

Biofeedstock Yield, Quality and Cell Wall Components of Tetraploid Meadowcrest Eastern Gamagrass Grown Under Varying Nitrogen Rates (PDF; 15 KB) Paul Salon, Jocelyn Rose, Martin van der Grinten, b. Urbanowicz & J. Backe 2009. Proceedings of the Sixth Eastern Native Grass Symposium. Columbia, SC. October 7-10, 2008. 1p. (ID# 9133).

Yield of eastern gamagrass with and without big bluestem and switchgrass#1 (PDF; 39 KB) Paul R. Salon 2006. The 5th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. Harrisburg, PA. October 10-13, 2006. 5p. (ID# 7140).

The Use of Native Warm Season Grasses for Critical Area Stabilization (PDF; 36 KB) Miller, C.F. and J.A. Dickerson 1999. Proceedings of the Second Eastern Native Grass Symposium, Nov. 17-19, 1999, Baltimore, MD. Baltimore, MD. 7p. (ID# 405).

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Popular Journal or Magazine Articles

Harvesting Native Seeds with a Gas Hedge Trimmer (PDF; 197 KB) Van der Grinten, M. and B. Ayers 2000. Native Plants Journal. Moscow, ID. Vol. 1(2). 1p. (ID# 1858).

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Release Notices

Kingston Germplasm Prairie Cordgrass Release Notice (PDF; 231 KB) Shawnna Clark 2013. Big Flats, New York. September 2013. 11p. (ID# 11933).

Notice of Release: Spike Hybrid Poplar (Populus deltoides) (PDF; 166 KB) USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center 1999. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Big Flats, NY. 3p. (ID# 123).

Notice of Release: SG4X-1 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides) (PDF; 65 KB) Salon, P. and M. van der Grinten 1995. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Big Flats, NY. 1p. (ID# 2570).

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Other Publication Types

Wildflower Seeding Calculator for Pollinator Habitat Plantings (PDF; 436 KB) Shawnna Clark 2014. Corning, NY. March 2014. (ID# 12140).

CSP covercrop on farm demonstration project (PDF; 24 KB) Paul Salon 2007. Conservation Security Program Project for the 2007 enhancement program submitted for national review within NRCS to qualify for pilot project for on farm demonstrations. Syracuse, NY. 2007. 4p. (ID# 7529).

Seed Collection Strategy Rationale (PDF; 31 KB) Paul Salon 2007. Long Island Native Grass Initiative. Syracuse, NY. 2007. 2p. (ID# 7533).

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