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Susan M. Hawkins and Carol D. Robacker

as being attractive, native ornamental grasses provide ecological functions, such as food and nesting areas for wildlife and support for pollinators ( Fu et al., 2004 ; Tober and Jensen, 2013 ). Little bluestem ( Schizachyrium scoparium L.) is a

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Karen Harris-Shultz, Melanie Harrison, Phillip A. Wadl, Robert N. Trigiano and Timothy Rinehart

ornamental grass little bluestem is now listed as a major U.S. native ornamental grass ( Meyer, 2012 ). Little bluestem [2 n = 4 x = 40 ( Carman and Hatch, 1982 )], a segmental allotetraploid ( Deward and Jalal, 1974 ) formerly known as Andropogon

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Mary H. Meyer, Pamela J. Bennett, Barbara Fair, James E. Klett, Kimberly Moore, H. Brent Pemberton, Leonard Perry, Jane Rozum, Alan Shay and Matthew D. Taylor

across the United States ( Table 1 ). Table 1. Supplier, origin, year of introduction, plant patent, and references for five little bluestem and 17 switchgrass cultivars in national grass trials in 2012–15. Both switchgrass and little bluestem have large

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Mary Hockenberry Meyer and Bruce A. Cunliffe

Five ornamental grasses {little bluestem [Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash], prairie dropseed [Sporobolus heterolepis (A. Gray) A. Gray], feather reedgrass [Calamagrostis ×acutiflora(Schrad.) DC. `Karl Foerster'], flamegrass (Miscanthus Anderss. `Purpurascens'), and variegated Japanese silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensisAnderss. `Variegatus')} were propagated by transplanting plugs or field divisions into 480-mL (10-cm round), 2.7-L (no. 1), and 6.2-L (no. 2) nursery containers with media ratios (v/v) of 0:1, 1:1, 2:1, 3:1, 1:0 rice hulls to sand, resulting in aeration porosities in 2.7-L containers of 5%, 12%, 22%, 28%, and 41%, respectively. Planting dates were between 28 Oct and 10 Nov. 1997; 30 Apr. and 7 May 1998; and 23-28 Oct. 1998 and 1-10 May 1999. Plants were covered with plastic and straw from the second week in November until the second week in April. Winter survival was evaluated 6 weeks after uncovering and for finished dates every 2 weeks thereafter. Species had a significant effect on overwintering survival, but container size and media did not. Sporobolus heterolepis and M. sinensis `Variegatus' had significantly lower overwintering survival than the other species. Container size significantly influenced growth; the 6.2-L containers had the highest values for all growth parameters. Growth response to media was a weak (nonsignificant) quadratic response, indicating for these species no clear trend for the best media aeration porosity.

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Rebecca Nelson Brown, Cynthia Percivalle, Sophia Narkiewicz and Samantha DeCuollo

extremely salt-tolerant and increasingly used in roadside mixes. Switchgrass ( Panicum virgatum L.), little bluestem [ Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash], indiangrass [ Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash], broomsedge ( Andropogon virginicus L.), and big

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Mack Thetford, Gary W. Knox and Edwin R. Duke

water, and grasses such as gulf hairawn muhly or maiden grass need little or no supplemental irrigation once they are established ( Thetford et al., 2009 ). Kochsiek et al. (2006) investigated the ecophysiological responses of little bluestem to both

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Suleiman S. Bughrara, David R. Smitley and David Cappaert

. Materials and methods The six grass species and pennsylvania sedge used in this research include bermudagrass, zoysiagrass, ‘MOBUF’ buffalograss, indiangrass, little bluestem, pennsylvania sedge, and ‘KY-31’ tall fescue. During the last week of July 2000, 15

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S. Christopher Marble, Matthew T. Elmore and James T. Brosnan

could be pooled by location, or in the case of broomsedge and little bluestem, by year or location to determine the significance of topramezone rate on each grass species. Topramezone rate was considered a fixed effect, whereas location, year (where

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Gina M. Angelella and Megan E. O’Rourke

after seeding and hand-broadcasted with a pollinator habitat seed mix on 24 Apr. 2015. The pollinator habitat seed mix contained two perennial grasses and nine forbs. The two grasses were splitbeard bluestem ( Andropogon ternarius ) and little bluestem

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Bruce R. Roberts, Henry F. Decker, Kenneth J. Bagstad and Kathleen A. Peterson

Two biosolid-containing waste media [sewage sludge compost and incinerated biosolids (flume sand)] were tested individually, together, and in combination with a commercial growing medium for growing wildflower sod in greenhouse trials over a 3-year period. A medium composed of flume sand and Metromix (7:3 weight/weight) in 7.5 {XtimesX} 10.5 {XtimesX} 2-inch deep (19 {XtimesX} 27 {XtimesX} 5-cm) plastic trays seeded at 20 oz/1000ft2 (6.1 g·m-2) with cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus), cornflower (Centaurea cyannis), plains coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria), white yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) produced a suitable wildflower sod in 10 to 12 weeks. A single application of slow release fertilizer (Osmocote 14-14-14, 14N-4.2P-11.6K) applied as a top dressing had no significant effect on sod development; however, a 4-mil [0.004-inch (0.10-mm)] polyethylene barrier placed in the base of each container resulted in increased dry weight accumulation and a higher root to shoot ratio relative to sod grown without plastic.