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Publications - Tucson Plant Materials Center

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Technical Notes

Glossary of Terminology Commonly Used In Mining and Reclamation Technology (PDF; 150 KB) Munda, B. and M. Pater 2001. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. TN-PM-1-1, Aug. 2001. 12p. (ID# 98).

Glossary of Terminology Commonly Used In Mining and Reclamation Technology (PDF; 150 KB) Munda, B. and M. Pater 2001. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. TN-PM-1-1, Aug. 2001. 12p. (ID# 98).

Arizona Riparian Plants (PDF; 275 KB) Bruce Munda 2007. USDA, NRCS, Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. TN-7-1. 8p. (ID# 7363).

Technical Note 9 -- Terminology of Revegetation (PDF; 299 KB) Plant Materials staff 2005. USDA-NRCS-Pullman Plant Materials Center. Pullman, WA. Nov. 2005. 62p. (ID# 6333).

TN - Plant Materials - 12-1-Arizona, Plants for Enhancing Pollinator Habitat in Arizona (PDF; 227 KB) Tucson Plant Materials Center and The Xerces Society 2012. Tucson Plant Materials Center and The Xerces Society. Tucson, Arizona. September 2012. 15p. (ID# 11406).

Nutrient Management Technical Note (PDF; 79 KB) Munda, Bruce & Art Meen 2011. Arizona eFOTG. Tucson Arizona. September 2011. 6p. (ID# 10492).

CROP TOLERANCE AND YIELD POTENTIAL OF SELECTED CROPS AS INFLUENCED BY IRRIGATION WATER SALINITY (Ecw) OR SOIL SALINITY (Ece) (PDF; 101 KB) Munda, Bruce & Art Meen 2011. Arizona NRCS, eFOTG. Tucson, Arizona. June 2011. 4p. (ID# 10485).

Arizona Wildfire Risk Reduction and Recovery Tips for Homeowners (PDF; 1.3 MB) Munda, B. D. Ogle, D. Dyer, & Lambert 2002 2011. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2011. 19p. (ID# 10483).

Arizona Wildfire Risk Reduction and Recovery Tips for Homeowners (PDF; 1.3 MB) Munda, B. D. Ogle, D. Dyer, & Lambert 2002 2011. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2011. 19p. (ID# 10483).

Salvage Techniques for Saguaro Cacti, Barrel Cacti, and Ocotillo (PDF; 39 KB) Munda, B. 2009. Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September, 2009. 8p. (ID# 8961).

Vendor Sources of Native Plant Seed for the Service Area of the Tucson Plant Materials Center (PDF; 697 KB) Hershdorfer, Mary and Heather Dial 2008. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. May 2009. 11p. (ID# 8030).

Use of Non-Dormant Cottonwood Poles for Riparian Revegetation (PDF; 34 KB) Bruce Munda 2005. Arizona Plant Materials Specialist. Tucson, Arizona. 5-3. 3p. (ID# 6892).

Irrigated Pasture Trials in Arizona (PDF; 115 KB) Bruce Munda, Ramona Garner 2005. Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. TN-Plant Materials 5-1 Arizona. 9p. (ID# 6891).

Irrigated Pasture Trials in Arizona (PDF; 115 KB) Bruce Munda, Ramona Garner 2005. Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. TN-Plant Materials 5-1 Arizona. 9p. (ID# 6891).

Herbaceous Wind Barriers for Irrigated Lands in Arizona (PDF; 36 KB) Bruce Munda, Don Walther, Jim Briggs 2005. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. TN-Plant Materials-5-2-Arizona, June 2005. 3p. (ID# 6893).

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Major Publications

Native Plant Production (PDF; 1.7 MB) Garner, E.R. 2004. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. 45p. (ID# 5603).

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Plant Fact Sheets

Plant Fact Sheet: Plains Lovegrass (PDF; 128 KB) Hershdorfer, M. 2010. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. Updated March 2011. 2p. (ID# 9715).

Desert Zinnia Fact Sheet (PDF; 90 KB) Garner, Ramona 2008. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2008. 1p. (ID# 8022).

Fact Sheet - Scratchgrass (PDF; 89 KB) Garner R, and M. Hershdorfer 2007. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. 2007. 2p. (ID# 7395).

Plant Fact Sheet: Desert Saltbush (PDF; 517 KB) Garner, E.R. 2003. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. 2p. (ID# 5106).

Plant Fact Sheet: Black Grama (PDF; 248 KB) Garner, E.R 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. 2p. (ID# 5602).

Plant Fact Sheet: Cane Bluestem (PDF; 51 KB) Garner, E.R., B. Munda, and M Pater 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 2p. (ID# 3873).

Plant Fact Sheet: Cane Bluestem (PDF; 51 KB) Garner, E.R., B. Munda, and M Pater 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 2p. (ID# 3873).

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Plant Guides

Plant Guide: Black Oat (PDF; 281 KB) Heather Dial 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. May 2014. 5p. (ID# 12166).

Sorghum Plant Guide (PDF; 1 MB) Dial, H. 2013. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. February 2013. 5p. (ID# 11583).

Plant Guide: Plains Lovegrass (PDF; 139 KB) Hershdorfer, M. 2010. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. Updated March 2011. 2p. (ID# 9714).

Desert Zinna Plant Guide (PDF; 121 KB) Garner, Ramona 2008. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2008. 2p. (ID# 8023).

Planting Guide - Scratchgrass (PDF; 90 KB) Garner R. and M. Hershdorfer 2007. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. 2007. 2p. (ID# 7396).

Plant Guide: Desert Saltbush (PDF; 641 KB) Garner, E. Ramona and B. Munda 2003. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. 4p. (ID# 5107).

Plant Guide: Cane Bluestem (PDF; 210 KB) Garner, E.R., B. Munda, and M. Pater 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 4p. (ID# 3872).

Plant Guide: Cane Bluestem (PDF; 210 KB) Garner, E.R., B. Munda, and M. Pater 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 4p. (ID# 3872).

Poisonous Plants of Southeastern Arizona (PDF; 39 MB) Bailey, C., S. Barker, M. Pater, D. Robinett, K. Egen, D. Vettleson, and B. Munda 1997. Coronado RC&D, Inc. and Conservation Districts of Southeastern Arizona. Tucson, AZ. 38p. (ID# 100).

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Release Brochure

'Seco' Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Conservation Plant Release Brochure (PDF; 312 KB) Heather Dial 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. May 2014. 2p. (ID# 12167).

'Stevan' plains bristlegrass (Setaria leucopila) Conservation Plant Release Brochure (PDF; 406 KB) Heather Dial 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. June 2014. 2p. (ID# 12169).

Pima Germplasm (Pima pappusgrass) Conservation Plant Release Brochure (PDF; 477 KB) Heather Dial 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. June 2014. 2p. (ID# 12168).

'Loetta' Arizona cottontop Release Brochure (PDF; 828 KB) Dial, H. and M. Rosales 2013. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. February 2013. 2p. (ID# 11582).

Moapa Germplasm scratchgrass (Muhlenbergia asperifolia) Release Brochure (PDF; 502 KB) Dial, H. and M. Rosales 2013. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. April 2013. 2p. (ID# 11585).

Saltillo Origin Germplasm cane bluestem Conservation Plant Release (PDF; 232 KB) Dial H. and M. Rosales 2013. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. August 2013. 2p. (ID# 11839).

Vegas Germplasm alkali sacaton Conservation Plant Release (PDF; 686 KB) Dial, H. and M. Rosales 2013. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. August 2013. 2p. (ID# 11836).

Batamote Germplasm desert zinnia Release Brochure (PDF; 260 KB) Dial, Heather and Manuel Rosales 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. January 2012. 2p. (ID# 11002).

Blythe Germplasm Desert Saltbush Release Brochure (PDF; 190 KB) Dial, H., D. and M. Rosales 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. March 2012. 2p. (ID# 11004).

Bonita Germplasm plains lovegrass Release Brochure (PDF; 194 KB) Dial, H. 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. February 2012. 2p. (ID# 11003).

Cochise Germplasm spike dropseed (Sporobolus contractus) Release Brochure (PDF; 170 KB) Dial, H. and M Rosales 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. April 2012. 2p. (ID# 11024).

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Information Brochures and Flyers

Seeding Information for Private Land Owners Affected by Southeastern Arizona Wildfires (PDF; 95 KB) Munda, B., M. Rosales, and H. Dial 2011. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. June 2011. 2p. (ID# 10396).

Seeding Information for Private Landowners Affected by the Wallow Fire (PDF; 125 KB) Munda, B., M. Rosales, and H. Dial 2011. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. June 2011. 2p. (ID# 10397).

Seeding Information for Private Landowners Affected by the Wallow Fire (PDF; 125 KB) Munda, B., M. Rosales, and H. Dial 2011. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. June 2011. 2p. (ID# 10397).

Field Plantings: An Introduction (PDF; 270 KB) Dial, H. 2010. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. April 2010. 2p. (ID# 9219).

Bush Muhly Release Brochure (PDF; 483 KB) Garner, Ramona 2008. (ID# 8032).

Tucson Plant Materials Center (PDF; 727 KB) Garner, R. and M. Hershdorfer 2006. Tucson, AZ. 2008. 2p. (ID# 6645).

Wildfire Risk Reduction and Recovery Tips for Homeowners (PDF; 2.4 MB) Munda, B., D.G. Ogle, D. Dyer, and S.M. Lambert 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Phoenix, AZ. Jun. 2002. 19p. (ID# 1969).

Ten-Year Research Findings on Selected Water Efficient Ornamental Plants Using Tertiary Treated and Potable Water (PDF; 12.3 MB) Munda, B., S. Aslan, M. Bergan, D.A. Dyer, M. Pater, E. Beardsley, and S. Cobb 2000. Desert Water Agency. Palm Springs, CA. 18p. (ID# 1972).

Ten-Year Research Findings on Selected Water Efficient Ornamental Plants Using Tertiary Treated and Potable Water (PDF; 12.3 MB) Munda, B., S. Aslan, M. Bergan, D.A. Dyer, M. Pater, E. Beardsley, and S. Cobb 2000. Desert Water Agency. Palm Springs, CA. 18p. (ID# 1972).

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Plant Materials Annual Report of Activities

2013 Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 1.1 MB) Dial, H. and M. Rosales 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. January 2014. 7p. (ID# 12057).

2011 Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 1 MB) Rosales, M., Dial, H., and D. Forestieri 2012. NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. December 2011. 6p. (ID# 10722).

2012 Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 676 KB) Dial, H. and M. Rosales 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. December 2012. 5p. (ID# 11427).

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PMC Annual Technical Report

2013 Annual Technical Report (PDF; 8.4 MB) Dial, H. and M. Rosales 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. May 2014. 83p. (ID# 12165).

2012 Annual Technical Report (PDF; 2.5 MB) Dial, H. and M Rosales 2013. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Arizona. May 2013. 92p. (ID# 11840).

2011 Annual Technical Report (PDF; 4 MB) Rosales, M. and Dial, H. 2012. NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. June 2012. 107p. (ID# 11023).

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Newsletters

La Semilla, The Seed, Spring 2014 (PDF; 561 KB) Heather Dial 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Arizona. Volume 10, Issue 1. 3p. (ID# 12171).

La Semilla, The Seed, Fall 2013 (PDF; 755 KB) Dial, Heather 2013. Tucson Plant Materials Center. AZ. Vol. 9, Issue 2, August 2013. 3p. (ID# 11838).

La Semilla, The Seed, Spring 2013 (PDF; 804 KB) Dial, H. and M. Rosales 2013. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. Volume 9, Issue 1. 3p. (ID# 11749).

La Semilla, The Seed, Fall 2012 (PDF; 460 KB) Dial, Heather and Manuel Rosales 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. Volume 8, Issue 2. 4p. (ID# 11405).

La Semilla, The Seed, Spring 2012 (PDF; 326 KB) Dial, Heather and Manuel Rosales 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. Volume 8, Issue 1. 3p. (ID# 11021).

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Miscellaneous Popular Articles

Managing Irrigated Pastures - Tips for Southeastern Arizona (PDF; 200 KB) Pater, M., B. Munda and E.R. Garner 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 4p. (ID# 3910).

Managing Irrigated Pastures - Tips for Southeastern Arizona (PDF; 200 KB) Pater, M., B. Munda and E.R. Garner 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 4p. (ID# 3910).

Winter Forage Cover Crop Trials (PDF; 33 KB) Munda, B., T.C. Knowles, A. Meen, V. Wakimoto, and B. Worthy 1998. University of Arizona Forage and Grain Agricultural Report. Tucson, AZ. AZ-1059. 5p. (ID# 1973).

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Technical Poster

Regionally-Adapted Alkali Sacaton (Sporobolus Airoides) Allows for Market-Based Approach to Conservation in Southern Nevada (PDF; 991 KB) Hershdorfer, M., R. Garner, G. Marrs-Smith and T. Knight 2007. Society for Range Management Annual Meeting. Reno, NV. February 2007. (ID# 7427).

An Integrated Approach to Eradicate Sweet Resin Bush (Euryops subcarnosus vulgaris) on the Santa Rita Experimental Range in Southern Arizona (PDF; null) Howery, L., B. Munda, D. Robinett, and H. Buck 2002. Proceedings from the 54th Annual Meeting in Kona, Hawaii. Or, the Tucson Plant Materials Center.. Tucson, Arizona. February 17-23, 2001. 4p. (ID# 5819).

An Integrated Approach to Eradicate Sweet Resin Bush (Euryops subcarnosus vulgaris) on the Santa Rita Experimental Range in Southern Arizona (PDF; 148 KB) Howery, L.D., B. Munda, D. Robinett, and H. Buck 2001. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting. 2001. (ID# 3884).

An Integrated Approach to Eradicate Sweet Resin Bush (Euryops subcarnosus vulgaris) on the Santa Rita Experimental Range in Southern Arizona (PDF; 148 KB) Howery, L.D., B. Munda, D. Robinett, and H. Buck 2001. Society of Range Management Annual Meeting. 2001. (ID# 3884).

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Published Symposium Proceedings

Revegetation Practices on the Santa Rita Experimental Range (PDF; null) Munda, B. and M. Pater 2003. McClaran, Mitchel P., Peter F. Folliott, Carleton B. Edminister, tech. coords. 2003. Santa Rita Experimental Range: 100 years (1903 to 2003) of accomplishments and contributions.. Odgen, Utah. 2003 Oct. 30-Nov. 1 Proc. RMRS-P-30. 197p. (ID# 5163).

Genetic Variation and Revegetation Strategies for Desert Rangeland Ecosystems (PDF; 447 KB) Munda, B. and S. Smith 1993. Proceedings: Wildland Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, October 19-21, 1993. Ogden, UT. 6p. (ID# 1974).

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Popular Journal or Magazine Articles

Tucson Plant Materials Center Pollinator Seeding Mix Trials (PDF; 300 KB) Heather Dial 2014. Pima Natural Resource Conservation District. Arizona. February 2014. 1p. (ID# 12059).

Propagation Protocol, Canyon Grape (Vitis arizonica) (PDF; 60 KB) Dial, Heather 2012. Native Plant Network - University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery - http://nativeplants.for.uidaho.edu/Network/ViewProtocols.aspx?ProtocolID=3918. Tucson, Arizona. July 2012. 2p. (ID# 11404).

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Release Notices

Release Notice: Bonita Plains Lovegrass (PDF; 323 KB) Hershdorfer, M. 2010. (ID# 9716).

Release of Moapa Germplasm Scratchgrass (PDF; 49 KB) Garner R. and M. Hershdorfer 2007. 5p. (ID# 7397).

NOTICE OF RELEASE OF A SELECTION OF PIMA PAPPUSGRASS NOTICE OF RELEASE OF A SELECTION OF PIMA PAPPUSGRASS SELECTED CLASS OF GERMPLASM (PDF; 27 KB) Garner, R. and M. Hershdorfer 2006. (ID# 6642).

Notice of a Release of a Selection of Alkali Sacaton (PDF; null) Garner, R. and M. Hershdorfer 2006. (ID# 6643).

Notice of Release of a Selection of Cane Bluestem Saltillo origin (PDF; 163 KB) Pater, M. and B. Munda 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 6p. (ID# 3906).

Notice of Release of a Selection of Cane Bluestem Saltillo origin (PDF; 163 KB) Pater, M. and B. Munda 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 6p. (ID# 3906).

Notice of Naming and Release of 'Loetta' Arizona Cottontop (Digitaria californica) (PDF; 289 KB) Pater, M. and B. Munda 2000. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 8p. (ID# 3907).

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Other Publication Types

Vendor Sources of Native Plant Seed from bioregions within the Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts (PDF; 635 KB) Dial H. and L. Glass 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. June 2014. 17p. (ID# 12170).

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