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Title: The northern native grass seed industry, Spring 1992
Author: Vaartnou, Manivalde, 1947-
Issue Date: 1992
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2009-08-25
Series/Report no. British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 1992
Abstract: The use of native plants is often suggested as a potential answer to problems associated with revegetation in boreal, alpine and arctic regions. However, to date there has minimal use of native selections of grasses and legumes in reclamation of distributed sites in western Canada. A major factor in the lack of utilization of native selections has been the shortage of available seed. This deficiency has been recognized and in 1986 the first steps were taken to establish a native northern and alpine grass and legume seed industry in Whitehorse, Yukon. This industry has now progressed to the point where seed of some northern grasses will be available for purchase in the fall of 1992. This paper is primarily intended as an information bulletin to the reclamation industry regarding the current status of the native seed industry. Long-term survival data from one northern Canadian revegetation trial site are also presented to show the potential of northern selections for reclamation of sites subject to severe climatic conditions.
Affiliation: Applied Science, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/12534
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