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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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Published Abstracts

Use of Native Wildflowers in Native Grass Seedings to Enhance Pollinator Habitat (PDF; 27 KB) Clark, S. 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) Price, D., P. Salon, and M. 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) Bosworth, S. and P. 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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Information Brochures and Flyers

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

Pollinator enhancement seeding project tour information (PDF; 147 KB) Salon, P. and S. 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 University, and 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) Naylor, D. and M. van der Grinten 2007. Corning, NY. 4/07. 3p. (ID# 7345).

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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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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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Plant Guides

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

White Lupine (Lupinus albus L.): Plant Guide (PDF; 298 KB) Shawnna Clark 2014. Big Flats, New York. September 2014. 6p. (ID# 12325).

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

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Poster

Evaluation of Intermediate and Tall Wheatgrass for Biomass Production in the Northeast (PDF; 1.4 MB) Bosworth, S. and P. 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) Salon, P., M. van der Grinten. and S. 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) Clark, S. 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: New York (PDF; 942 KB) Salon, P., A. Taylor, and M. van der 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) Clark, S. and M. 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) van der Grinten, M., R.H. Skinner, A. Gover, and M. 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) van der Grinten, M. and R.H. 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) Salon, P., M. vander Grinten, and T. 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) Salon, P.R. and M. van der 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) Salon, P. 2007. Empire farm days. Seneca Falls, NY. 8/7 - 8/9/07. 1p. (ID# 7530).

Restoration Genetics Glossary (PDF; 27 KB) Salon, P. 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) Salon, P.R. 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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Miscellaneous Popular Articles

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

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

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

Switchgrass biofuel demonstration field selection criteria (PDF; 16 KB) Salon, P. 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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Major Publications

A Guide to: Conservation Plantings on Critical Areas for the Northeast (PDF; 6.6 MB) Salon, P. and C. 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) Clark, S. 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) 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

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

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

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

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Release Brochures

'Catskill' Dwarf Sand Cherry (Prunus pumila var. depressa) Plant Release Brochure (PDF; 137 KB) Big Flats Plant Materials Staff 2014. Big Flats, New York. September 2014. 2p. (ID# 12327).

'Greenbank' Sandbar Willow (Salix interior) Plant Release Brochure (PDF; 149 KB) Shawnna Clark 2014. Big Flats, NY. September 2014. 2p. (ID# 12321).

'Streamco' Purpleosier Willow (Salix purpurea) Plant Release Brochure (PDF; 132 KB) Shawnna Clark 2014. Big Flats, New York. September 2014. 2p. (ID# 12328).

Glacial Lake Albany Germplasm Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) Plant Release Brochure (PDF; 196 KB) Shawnna Clark 2014. Big Flats New York. September 2014. 2p. (ID# 12329).

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

'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) Clark, S. and Big Flats Plant Materials Staff 2013. Corning, New York. September 2013. 3p. (ID# 11938).

'Tioga' Deertongue Release Brochure (PDF; 134 KB) Clark, S. 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) Clark, S. and Big Flats Plant Materials Staff 2013. Corning, New York. September 2013. 2p. (ID# 11937).

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

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Release Notices

Plant Release Notice for 'Catskill' Dwarf Sand Cherry (PDF; 23 KB) Big Flats Plant Materials Center Staff 2014. Big Flats, NY. September 2014. (ID# 12332).

Plant Release Notice for Glacial Lake Albany Germplasm Butterfly Milkweed (PDF; 30 KB) Big Flats Plant Materials Staff 2014. Big Flats, NY. September 2014. (ID# 12331).

Kingston Germplasm Prairie Cordgrass Release Notice (PDF; 231 KB) Clark, S. 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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Published Symposium Proceedings

Diverse Cover Crop Mixes for good soil health (PDF; 59 KB) Salon, P. 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) Salon, P., J. Rose, M. van der Grinten, B. Urbanowicz, and 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) Salon, P.R. 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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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 and 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) Douglas, J., J. Lamunyon, R. Wynia, and P. Salon 2009. USDA-NRCS. Washington, DC. September 2009. 15p. (ID# 9022).

Seeding Calculator for Pollinator Habitat (PDF; 451 KB) Shawnna Clark 2014. Big Flats, New York. Volume 7. (ID# 12326).

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

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

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

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

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Other Publication Types

CSP covercrop on farm demonstration project (PDF; 24 KB) Salon, P. 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) Salon, P. 2007. Long Island Native Grass Initiative. Syracuse, NY. 2007. 2p. (ID# 7533).

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