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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Poaceae
Family Common Name: Grass family
Scientific Name: Setaria vulpiseta (Lam.) R.&S.
Common Synonym: Setaria macrostachya HBK.
Common Name: Plains bristlegrass
Species Code: SETVUL
General Distribution: S. vulpiseta is found Colorado south to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas and into northern Mexico.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds are non dormant.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Germination occurs at 35D/10N C alternating temperature cycle.
In another study,seeds are placed in cold moist stratification for 14 days. Germination occurs at 35D/20N C alternating temperature cycle.
References: Toole, V. K. (1940). Germination of seeds of vine-mesquite, Panicum obtusum, and plains bristle-grass, Setaria macrostachya. Agron. J. 32, 503-512.
Sabo, D. G., Johnson, G. V., Martin, W. C. and Aldon, E. F. (1979). Germination requirements of 19 species of arid land plants. USDA For. Serv. Res. Pap. RM-210.
Table 10.25 In: Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Setaria vulpiseta (Lam.) R.&S. plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 2 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.