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Agricultural Innovations—Land Reclamation

The Alberta Research Council has released two new varieties of native grasses to help meet a burgeoning global demand for plant material that is suitable for reclamation of disturbed land. ARC's Mountain View Junegrass and Sentinel Spike Trisetum are among seven varieties released to date by the corporation's Native Plants program for use in landscape enhancement, reclamation and wildlife management. Both varieties have been awarded certification of eligibility by the Canadian Seed Growers' Association. Marketing and distribution rights have been awarded to Prairie Seeds Ltd., of Nisku, Alberta. New crops springing from these releases provide Alberta's agricultural and horticultural industries with added opportunity for crop diversification. ARC is one of the few Canadian organizations developing suitable plants for the reclamation industry. 

Alberta Research Council. Alberta Research Council 2001 Annual Report. Edmonton: Alberta Research Council, 2001 with permission from the Alberta Research Council.




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