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Wheatgrass Varieties Available at Utah State University

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RoadCrest Wheatgrass Seed Availability PVP 9900096
This is a sod-forming crested wheatgrass which was included in a breeding program to increase its spreading growth habit and other turf-related characteristics such as finer leaves and a shorter growth stature. It is recommended for use along roadsides in semiarid regions receiving 250 to 500 mm of annual precipitation.
CD II Wheatgrass Seed Availability PVP 9600240
CD II is an improved derivative of Hycrest with improved leafiness, vegetative vigor, and growth under cold temperatures. It has excellent winter hardiness, resistance to drought, and stand-establishment vigor on harsh ranges. CD II is recommended for semiarid range sites in the Intermountain Region and Great Plains receiving 20 to 45cm of annual precipitation at altitudes up to 2,200m.
Douglas Wheatgrass Seed Availability PVP 9500074
It is a hexaploid cultivar characterized by exceptionally broad leaves that retains forage quality better than other crested wheatgrasses. It has exceptional seed vigor and forage quality during spring and early summer and excellent winter hardiness. It is an excellent seed producer, and it is recommended for semi-arid range sites with at least 25cm of annual precipitation.
Vavilov Wheatgrass Seed Availability PVP 9500075
Vavilov is a siberian form of crested wheatgrass which Demonstrates improved seedling vigor and productivity on harsh range sites. The base population was screened to improve vegetative vigor, response to drought, resistance to insects and diseases, seedling vigor, and seed yield potential. It is recommend for temperate rangelands receiving from 6-12 inches of precipitation annually.
NewHy Wheatgrass Seed Availability PVP 9000096
This is an advanced generation hybrid between quackgrass (Elyrigia repens) and bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata). It is an intermediate of the parents for most characteristics and is adapted to range sites receiving at least 33cm annual precipitation. Good salinity tolerance.
Stanford Young
Utah Crop Improvement Association
(435) 797-2082
Berry Treat
Senior Commercialization Associate
Life Sciences
(435) 797-4569