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1 October 2013 Developing Sources of Native Grass Seed for Revegetation in Florida
Mary J. Williams, Janet Grabowski, Brandee Williams
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  • As with much of the eastern United States, the native plant communities present in Florida when European settlers arrived have been converted to crop-land, pastureland, and industrial forest production.

  • Increasingly, both public and private entities have been making efforts to restore some of the converted acreage to a semblance of the original plant community for reasons of water quality, wildlife habitat, and aesthetics.

  • The lack of a commercial source of seed for Florida ecotypes of native grasses is one of the main costs associated with current revegetation efforts.

  • A long-term program, by the USDA, NRCS, Brooksville Plant Materials Center and various cooperating public and private institutions, has fostered the development of a commercial, native grass-seed industry in the state.

Mary J. Williams, Janet Grabowski, and Brandee Williams "Developing Sources of Native Grass Seed for Revegetation in Florida," Rangelands 35(5), 93-97, (1 October 2013). https://doi.org/10.2111/RANGELANDS-D-13-00024.1
Published: 1 October 2013
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