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Information Brochures and Flyers

Lockeford Plant Materials Center, Brochure (PDF; 1.9 MB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Davis, CA. 2/6/12. 2p. (ID# 10837).

Coastal SoCal Native Plant Hedgerows and Windbreaks (PDF; 182 KB) Burns, C. 2007. Somas , CA field office staff, Casey Burns. Somas, CA. June 2007. 1p. (ID# 7365).

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Plant Fact Sheets

Manystem Wildrye Plant Fact Sheet (PDF; 120 KB) Young-Mathews, A. and S. Winslow 2010. Lockeford Plant Materials Center, California and Bridger Plant Materials Center Staff, Montana. Davis, CA. 9/8/10. 2p. (ID# 9972).

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Plant Guides

Plant Guide for California Wildrose (Rosa californica) (PDF; 321 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M.L. 2021. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. 2021. 4p. (ID# 13761).

Plant Guide, Hollyleaf redberry (Rhamnus ilicifolia (PDF; 1 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M 2021. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2021. 3p. (ID# 13815).

Plant Guide for fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens). (PDF; 371 KB) Ogle, D.G., St. John, L., D. Tilley and Lair, K. 2020. USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen, ID and Lockeford PMC Plant Materials Center. Lockeford. 2020. 6p. (ID# 13598).

Plant Guide, Fava Bean, Vicia faba (PDF; 566 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M.L. 2020. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. Jan, 2020. 8p. (ID# 13528).

Plant Guide, Oregon Ash (Fraxinus latifolia) (PDF; 1.1MB) M. Smither-Kopperl, A. Bartow 2020. Lockeford PMC and Corvallis PMC.. Lockeford, CA. September, 2020. 4p. (ID# 13652).

Plant guide for greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula). (PDF; 180 KB) Wilken, D., J. Burgher, and K. Lair 2020. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, Santa Barbara, CA 93105; and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Lockeford Plant Materials Center, Lockeford, CA 95237.. Lockeford, PMC. 2020. 5p. (ID# 13599).

Plant Guide California Buckeye, Aesculus californica (PDF; 339 KB) Anderson, M.K., W. Roderick and M.L. Smither-Kopperl 2019. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2019. 4p. (ID# 13492).

California Poppy Plant Guide (PDF; 223 KB) Smither-Kopperl, ML 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2018. 8p. (ID# 13360).

Great Valley Phacelia Plant Guide (PDF; 305 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M.L. 2018. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. June 2018. 3p. (ID# 13335).

Plant Guide Whiteleaf Manzanita (PDF; 647 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2018. 5p. (ID# 13358).

Plant Guide for Lacy Phacelia (PDF; 281 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2018. 4p. (ID# 13361).

Beardless Wildrye Plant Guide (PDF; 282 KB) Anna Young Matthews 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December 2016. 5p. (ID# 12955).

California Fucshia Plant Guide (PDF; 388 KB) Lundgren, J., Smither-Kopperl, M 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. August, 2016. 5p. (ID# 12898).

Coyotebrush Plant Guide (PDF; 643 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M. 2016. Lockeford, PMC. Lockeford, CA. September, 2016. 5p. (ID# 12900).

Plant Guide, Great Valley Gumweed, Grindelia camporum (PDF; 536 KB) Bliss, M. 2013. USDA, NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. 2019. 5p. (ID# 13490).

Bladderpod Plant Guide (PDF; 89 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M. 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. May 25, 2012. 2p. (ID# 11060).

Plant Guide, Buckbrush, Ceanothus cuneatus (PDF; 342 KB) DeSiervo, M. 2012. USDA, NRCS Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. 2012 rev 2019. 4p. (ID# 13491).

Sticky Whiteleaf Manzanita Plant Guide (PDF; 213 KB) Shirley, C. 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. May 25, 2012. 4p. (ID# 11062).

Sulphur-Flower Buckwheat Plant Guide (PDF; 214 KB) Dyer, D., R. O’Beck, and A. Young-Mathews 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford. July 13, 20012. 4p. (ID# 11382).

Beardless Wildrye Plant Guide - 2010 update (PDF; 278 KB) Young-Mathews, A. and S. Winslow 2010. CAPMC and MTPMC. Davis, CA. 9/21/2010. 4p. (ID# 9969).

Blue Wildrye Plant Guide (PDF; 88 KB) Dyer, D., R. O'Beck, and M.E. Stannard 2010. USDA PLANTS. Pullman WA. Aug 2010. 3p. (ID# 9829).

California Sagebrush Plant Guide (PDF; 203 KB) Young-Mathews, A. 2010. CAPMC. Davis, CA. 9/21/10. 6p. (ID# 9970).

BRCA5 Plant Guide (update) (PDF; 92 KB) Stannard, M. and Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2009. 4p. (ID# 8408).

Purple Needlegrass Plant Guide (PDF; 228 KB) Tilley, D., D. Dyer, and J. Anderson 2009. CAPMC. Davis, CA. 8/19/09. 5p. (ID# 8968).

Big Saltbush Plant Guide (PDF; 166 KB) Dyer, D. and R. O'Beck 2005. USDA-NRCS National Plant Data Center. Davis, Ca. April 2005. 2p. (ID# 5870).

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Major Publications

Plant Materials and Techniques for Establishing and Improving Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Habitat (PDF; 6 MB) Dial, H. 2015. USDA NRCS Tucson Plant Materials Center. Tucson, Arizona. September 2015. 9p. (ID# 12667).

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PM Annual Progress Report of Activities

Progress Report of Activities, 2020 (PDF; 895 KB) Smither-Kopperl, Margaret 2021. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. January 2021. 6p. (ID# 13764).

Progress Report of Activities, 2019 (PDF; 1.9 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M. 2020. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2020. 7p. (ID# 13548).

Progress Report of Activities, 2017 (PDF; 2.3 MB) Margaret Smither-Kopperl, Valerie Bullard 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 1/2/2018. 6p. (ID# 13241).

Progress Report of Activities, 2018 (PDF; 2.1 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M., V. Bullard 2018. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. 2018. 6p. (ID# 13409).

Progress Report of Activities 2016 (PDF; 2.25 MB) Margaret Smither-Kopperl 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. January, 2017. 5p. (ID# 13135).

Progress Report of Activities, 2015 (PDF; 1.3 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. January 2016. 5p. (ID# 12818).

Progress Report of Activities, 2014 (PDF; 1.1 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M. 2015. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. January 2015. 4p. (ID# 12522).

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Release Brochures

'Berber' orchardgrass Release brochure (PDF; 295 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 11842).

'Blando' brome Release Brochure (PDF; 310 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 12061).

'Casa' Quailbush Release Brochure (PDF; 531 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 11843).

'Cucamonga' California Brome Release Brochure (PDF; 238 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 11063).

'Dorado' Bladderpod spiderflower (PDF; 707 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford, CA. 2017. 2p. (ID# 10843).

'Lana' Woollypod Vetch Release Brochure (PDF; 559 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2017. 2p. (ID# 11381).

'Marana' fourwing saltbush Release Brochure (PDF; 375 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September, 2013. 2p. (ID# 11844).

'Mariposa' Blue wildrye Release brochure (PDF; 423 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. January, 2017. 2p. (ID# 12063).

'Perla' Koleagrass Release Brochure (PDF; 524 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 12176).

'Rio' Beardless wildrye Release Brochure (PDF; 417 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 12062).

'Sierra' Sulphur-flower Buckwheat Release Brochure (PDF; 524 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford CA. December, 2017. 2p. (ID# 11065).

LK517f germplasm Saltgrass Release Brochure (PDF; 463 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2017. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. January 2017. 2p. (ID# 12060).

'Cuesta' Flexible Ceanothus Release Brochure (PDF; 95 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center 2014. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. July 2014. 2p. (ID# 12278).

'Lassen' Antelope Bitterbrush Release Brochure (PDF; 621 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2014. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. February, 2014. 2p. (ID# 12065).

'Maleza' Mountain Whitethorn Release Brochure (PDF; 292 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials center 2014. Lockeford Plant Materials center. Lockeford, CA. 2p. (ID# 12280).

'Duro' California buckwheat Release Brochure (PDF; 242 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. August 2012. 2p. (ID# 11380).

'Zorro' Annual Fescue Release Brochure (PDF; 233 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. June 2012. 2p. (ID# 11064).

Central Coast 2600 germplasm California brome (PDF; 271 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford, CA. March, 2012. 2p. (ID# 10838).

Coastal 500 germplasm California Brome (PDF; 126 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford, CA. March, 2012. 2p. (ID# 10839).

Northern Cal 40 germplasm California brome (PDF; 131 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford, CA. March, 2012. 2p. (ID# 10840).

Southern Cal 1000 germplasm California brome (PDF; 287 KB) Lockeford Plant Materials Center Staff 2012. Lockeford, CA. March 2012. 2p. (ID# 10841).

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Final Study Report

Efficacy of Management and Termination Methods for Insectary Cover crop Mixes for Almond and Walnut Orchards, and Vineyards in California's Central Valley (PDF; 2.3 MB) Bullard V. and Smither-Kopperl, M 2021. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2021. 27p. (ID# 13816).

Compost application effects on rangeland species composition and forage production. (PDF; 3.6MB) V. Bullard, M. Smither-Kopperl 2020. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September, 2020. 26p. (ID# 13654).

Evaluation of Tall Wheatgrass Cultivars as a Biofuel Feedstock in Cool Season Grass Regions of the USA (PDF; 236KB) J. Briggs, P. Salon, J. Leif, R. Durling, L. St. John, D. Tilley, A. Young-Matthews, C. Smith, H. Plumb, J. Williams, R. Ugiansky, H. Dial, M. Rosales, R. Hybner, M. Stannard 2020. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. 2020. 7p. (ID# 13653).

Milkweed Establishment in California’s Central Valley: I. Showy Milkweed, Asclepias speciosa by Seed, Rhizome and Transplants (PDF; 2.9MB) V.Bullard, J. Kay Cruz, M. Smither-Kopperl 2020. Lockeford Plant Materials Center, Xerces Society. Lockeford, CA. September, 2020. 16p. (ID# 13648).

Milkweed Establishment in California’s Central Valley: II. Comparison of Asclepias eriocarpa, Asclepias fascicularis, and Asclepias speciosa by Seed (PDF; 2.7MB) V. Bullard, J. Kay Cruz, M. Smither-Kopperl 2020. Lockeford Plant Materials Center and Xerces Society. Lockeford, CA. September, 2020. 14p. (ID# 13649).

Milkweed Establishment in California’s Central Valley: III. Comparison of Asclepias eriocarpa, Asclepias fascicularis, and Asclepias speciosa by Transplants (PDF; 3.1MB) V. Bullard, J. Kay Cruz, M. Smither-Kopperl 2020. Lockeford PMC and Xerces Society. Lockeford, CA. September, 2020. 17p. (ID# 13650).

Cover Crop Variety Adaptation Trial 2016 - 2018 (PDF; 639 KB) Bullard, V. 2019. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. 2019. 42p. (ID# 13493).

Adaptation of lentil cultivars as cover crops in California's Central Valley (PDF; 2.7 MB) Bullard, V. and Smither-Kopperl, M 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2016. 9p. (ID# 12901).

Commercial Pollinator Mix Comparison (PDF; 8.1 MB) Bullard, V., Smither-Kopperl, M. 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. September 2016. 32p. (ID# 12902).

Evaluation of Drought Tolerant Cover Crops for California’s Central Valley at the Lockeford PMC in 2015 (PDF; 445 KB) Smither-Kopperl, M and J. Borum 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford CA. January, 2016. 9p. (ID# 12903).

Evaluation of Drought Tolerant Cover Crops for California's Central Valley (PDF; 665 KB) Margaret Smither-Kopperl and Shirley Alvarez 2015. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. February 10, 2015. 7p. (ID# 12523).

Suitability of Sainfoin (Onobychis vicifolia as a Rangeland Forage Crop In California (PDF; 1.1 MB) Ceci Dale-Cesmat, Margaret Smither-Kopperl 2015. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2015. 11p. (ID# 12672).

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Technical Notes

Cover Crop Chart: Common Cover Crops for California CAAGTN81 (PDF; 7.7 MB) Smither-Kopperl, M., S. Hill, D. Chessman 2018. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. Agronomy 81. revised, May, 2018. 49p. (ID# 13333).

Cover Crop Seed and Native Seed Vendors for California CAPMTN85 (PDF; 142 KB) Bullard, Valerie 2016. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. November, 2016. 6p. (ID# 12954).

PLS, Bulk Seeding Rates and the eVeg Guide, CAPMTN84 (PDF; 182 KB) Smither-Kopperl, Margaret 2016. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. August, 2016. 6p. (ID# 12904).

PLS and Bulk Seeding Rate Calculator: CAPMTN84A (PDF; 43 KB) Smither-Kopperl, Margaret 2016. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, ca. December, 1985. 4p. (ID# 12896).

Technical Note, Adaptation of Cover Crop Cultivars to California's Central Valley (PDF; 749 KB) Bullard, V. 2020. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. January 2020. 14p. (ID# 13529).

Seedling Identification Guide for Pollinator Hedgerow Forbs of California's Central Valley CAPMTN-82 (PDF; 2.1 MB) Young-Mathews, A. 2011. Davis, CA. 82. 14p. (ID# 10340).

Big Pine Paiute Tribe Conservation Field Trial Study (PDF; 2.2 MB) Ken Lair, Rob Pearce, Bill Helmer 2015. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2016. 30p. (ID# 12750).

Seedling Identification Guide for Pollinator Forbs of California’s Central Valley (PDF; 4.1MB) Prince, K.J., Smither-Kopperl, M., & Kay Cruz, J. 2021. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA 95237. Technical Note PM 89. 29p. (ID# 13726).

National Plant Materials Technical Note 6: Selecting, Planting, and Managing Grasses for Vegetative Barriers (PDF; 800 KB) NRCS Plant Materials Program 2021. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Washington, DC. July 2021. 12p. (ID# 13722).

Dynamic Soil Properties under Different Land Management Practices (PDF; 5.8 MB) Bullard, Valerie, Genevieve Landucci and Philip Smith, 2021. Lockeford, PMC and Soil Survey. Lockeford, CA. Lockeford, May 2021. 15p. (ID# 13795).

Planting Seed Using A No-Till Drill (PDF; 608 KB) Bronson, Matthew 2021. Lockeford PMC. Lockeford, CA. 2021. 6p. (ID# 13762).

Growth and Survival of Eucalyptus species as Windbreak Plantings in California’s Central Valley (PDF; 4.7 MB) Minshew, Chimene and Margaret Smither-Kopperl 2021. Lockeford Plant Materials Center. Lockeford, CA. April, 2021. 10p. (ID# 13794).

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Other Publication Types

Propagation protocol for vegetative production of container Baccharis pilularis DC. plants (Rooted male vegetative cuttings in 1/2 gallon containers.); USDA NRCS - Lockeford Plant Materials Center, Lockeford, California. (PDF; 40 KB) Gomes, A., and M. Smither-Kopperl 2012. http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org/Network/ViewProtocols.aspx?View=Print&ProtocolID=3923. Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.. 23 October 2012. 2p. (ID# 11430).

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