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Eastern Red Cedar, making it a friend instead of foe

Taking advantage of cuttings from male eastern red cedar and adventitious rooting helps produce seedlings that provide the many conservation benefits without the negative drawbacks.

Cover Crops That Take the Heat

Plant Materials Centers in the Southeast are gathering data on different types of cover crops that landowners can use during the summer months.

Filling the Void of Adapted Plant Releases for the Southeastern U.S.

Regionally adapted native plants are critical to the success of conservation plantings.  The USDA NRCS Plant Materials Program and it's partners are working to develop conservation plant releases specifically adapted to the southeastern United States for use in restoration. 

Finding the Right Pollinator Mix

With landowners increasingly interested in creating or enhancing pollinator habitat on their property, PMCs in Idaho, Oregon, and California set out to evaluate commercially available wildflower mixes to see how well they established, persisted, and provided blooms for bees.

How Seeding Rates Can Affect Species Composition in Pollinator Plantings

The Missouri PMC used demonstration plantings to compare 9 species pollinator mixtures at 2 different rates and determine if there is a difference in species composition.

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