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Conservation Plant Releases - Booneville Plant Materials Center

The Booneville Plant Materials Center has released the following plants to commercial growers to solve specific resource conservation needs. Click on the link to the Release Brochure (if available) to view more information on each plant release. Click on the Scientific Name for more information on the species.

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Plant Releases

Release Name Scientific Name Common Name Uses Release Brochure
Hampton Germplasm Andropogon gerardii big bluestem forage production, erosion control, wildlife habitat and water quality improvement Brochure (PDF; 84 KB)
OH 370 Germplasm Andropogon gerardii big bluestem wildlife habitat and food and restoration
Wynia Germplasm Sorghastrum nutans indiangrass conservation cover, wildlife habitat, forage, and critical area stabilization Brochure (PDF; 310 KB)
Bumpers Tripsacum dactyloides eastern gamagrass primarily for livestock forage and hay production. Also has potential use as a perennial silage crop, as a silt/nutrient buffer and in vegetative barriers.