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Publications - Tucson Plant Materials Center

The Tucson 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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Information Brochures and Flyers

Tucson Plant Materials Center Brochure (PDF; 653 KB) Dial, H. and Glass, L. 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2014. 2p. (ID# 12276).

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).

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

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).

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Plant Fact Sheets

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

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

Plant Fact Sheet: Scratchgrass (Muhlenbergia asperifolia) (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 (Bothriochloa barbinodis) (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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Popular Journal or Magazine Articles

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

Propagation Protocol, Canyon Grape (Vitis arizonica) (PDF; 60 KB) Dial, H. 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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Newsletters

La Semilla, The Seed, Fall 2014 (PDF; 802 KB) Dial, H. 2014. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2014. 3p. (ID# 12277).

La Semilla, The Seed, Spring 2014 (PDF; 561 KB) Dial, H. 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, H. 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, H. and M. 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, H. and M. Rosales 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. Volume 8, Issue 1. 3p. (ID# 11021).

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Plant Guides

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

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

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

Plant Guide: Desert Zinnia (Zinnia acerosa) (PDF; 324 KB) Garner, E. R. and M. E. Hershdorfer 2008. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. Revised August 2014. 2p. (ID# 12274).

Plant Guide: Scratchgrass (Muhlenbergia asperifolia) (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.R. and B. Munda 2003. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. 4p. (ID# 5107).

Plant Guide: Cane Bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis) (PDF; 268 KB) Garner, E.R., B. Munda, and M. Pater 2002. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. Revised August 2014. 3p. (ID# 12275).

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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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).

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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).

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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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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PM Annual Progress 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., H. Dial, 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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Release Brochures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conservation Plant Release: Batamote Germplasm desert zinnia (Zinnia acerosa) (PDF; 260 KB) Dial, H. and M. Rosales 2012. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. January 2012. 2p. (ID# 11002).

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

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

Conservation Plant Release: Cochise Germplasm spike dropseed (Sporobolus contractus) (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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Release Notices

Notice of Release: Bonita Germplasm plains lovegrass (Eragrostis intermedia) (PDF; 323 KB) Hershdorfer, M. 2010. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2010. 7p. (ID# 9716).

Notice of Release: Batamote Germplasm desert zinnia (Zinnia acerosa) (PDF; 851 KB) Garner, R. and Hershdorfer, M. 2008. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. July 2008. 5p. (ID# 12273).

Notice of Release: Moapa Germplasm scratchgrass (Muhlenbergia asperifolia) (PDF; 49 KB) Garner R. and M. Hershdorfer 2007. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center and High Desert Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc., Las Vegas, NV. Tucson, Arizona. August 2007. 5p. (ID# 7397).

Notice of Release: Pima Germplasm Pima Pappusgrass (Pappophorum vaginatum) NOTICE OF RELEASE OF A SELECTION OF PIMA PAPPUSGRASS SELECTED CLASS OF GERMPLASM (PDF; 27 KB) Garner, R. and M. Hershdorfer 2006. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. July 2006. 5p. (ID# 6642).

Notice of Release: Vegas Germplasm alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides) (PDF; null) Garner, R. and M. Hershdorfer 2006. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center and USDI Bureau of Land Management. Tucson, Arizona. July 2006. 5p. (ID# 6643).

Notice of Release: Cochise Germplasm spike dropseed (Sporobolus contractus) (PDF; 95 KB) Garner, E.R., B. Munda, and M.E. Hershdorfer 2005. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center and University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. September 2005. 6p. (ID# 6079).

Notice of Release: Saltillo origin cane bluestem (Bothriochloa barbinodis) (PDF; 163 KB) Pater, M. and B. Munda 2002. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. 6p. (ID# 3906).

Notice of Release: Blythe Germplasm desert saltbush (Atriplex polycarpa) (PDF; 330 KB) Pater, M. 2001. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. August 9, 2001. 7p. (ID# 12270).

Notice of Release: '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).

Notice of Release: 'Stevan' plains bristlegrass (Setaria leucopila) (PDF; 223 KB) Pater, M. 1994. USDA Soil Conservation Service, Agriculture Research Service and University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. June 1994. 15p. (ID# 12272).

Notice of Release: ‘Seco’ barley (Hordeum vulgare) (PDF; 35 KB) Munda, B. 1987. University of Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station, USDA ARS, and USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. December 1987. 2p. (ID# 12271).

Notice of Release: Santa Rita fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens) (PDF; 68 KB) Tucson Plant Materials Center 1987. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, AZ. May 1987. 17p. (ID# 3096).

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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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Technical Notes

TN-PM-1-1-AZ, 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. August 2001. 12p. (ID# 98).

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

TN-PM-12-1-AZ, 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).

TN-Agronomy-11-1-AZ, Crop Tolerance and Yield Potential of Selected Crops as Influenced by Irrigation Water Salinity (Ecw) or Soil Salinity (Ece) (PDF; 101 KB) Munda, B. and A. Meen 2011. Arizona NRCS, eFOTG. Tucson, Arizona. June 2011. 4p. (ID# 10485).

TN-PM-11-3-AZ, Arizona Wildfire Risk Reduction and Recovery Tips for Homeowners (PDF; 1.3 MB) Munda, B. D. Ogle, D. Dyer, and S.M. Lambert 2011. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2011. 19p. (ID# 10483).

TN-Agronomy-11-2-AZ, Nutrient Management (PDF; 79 KB) Munda, B. and A. Meen 2011. Arizona eFOTG. Tucson Arizona. September 2011. 6p. (ID# 10492).

TN-PM-9-1-AZ, Salvage Techniques for Saguaro Cacti, Barrel Cacti, and Ocotillo (PDF; 39 KB) Munda, B. 2009. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September, 2009. 8p. (ID# 8961).

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

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

TM-PM-5-2-AZ, Herbaceous Wind Barriers for Irrigated Lands in Arizona (PDF; 36 KB) Munda, B., D. Walther, and J. Briggs 2005. USDA-NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. June 2005. 3p. (ID# 6893).

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

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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 H. Dial 2012. NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. June 2012. 107p. (ID# 11023).

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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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