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Old 08-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default OSU research helps farmers grow native plant seed

OSU research helps farmers grow native plant seed
By SEAN ELLIS
Capital Press

OSU research helps farmers grow native plant seed | capitalpress.com
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Oregon State University researchers have discovered that using row covers in the fall and winter is the best way to help native plants and grasses establish a stand.

That's important information for the increasing number of farmers in the Pacific Northwest who are growing native plant seed for federal land-use agencies who need it to restore large areas of land following wildfires.

"Stand establishment and weed control are the two toughest things for me," says Jerry Erstrom, who...
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