As part of the long-term restoration process, FRRL scientists often go overseas to gather germplasm to use in developing new cultivars.
Hycrest crested wheatgrass was developed by scientists at FRRL, the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, and the USDA Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service).
FRRL scientists have been breeding varieties of Russian wildrye since 1981 and have improved its relatively slow seedling growth and development.
As competition for water supplies increases, FRRL scientists are developing pasture and turfgrasses better adapted to reduced irrigation.
Other FRRL plant releases were developed from native plant materials collected in the western United States.
Seed from multiple-origin cultivars Walsh and Flintlock was available at FRRL (Table 1), but not NPGS.
The amount of seed regenerated from P727.1 in 1982, by FRRL, was unusually low and may have been produced by selfpollination of one plant.
([double dagger]) WRPIS = (National Plant Germplasm System) Western Region Plant Introduction Station, Pullman, WA; FRRL = Forage and Range Research Laboratory, Logan, UT; numbers indicate year of original (o) seed acquisition or year of last seed increase (i).