Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Rushing, J. Brett

Committee Member

Baldwin, Brian S.

Committee Member

Lemus, Rocky W.

Committee Member

Martin, James A.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Plant and Soil Sciences

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Plant and Soil Sciences


Southeastern wildrye (Elymus glabriflorus (Vasey ex L.H. Dewey) Scrib & C.R. Ball) is a relatively new perennial cool-season grass that has shown potential as a forage crop in the Southeastern United States. However, there is a lack of research on this species assessing its agronomic performance. To assess the agronomic performance and it’s tolerance to imazapic field trials were established in Newton and Starkville, MS. A forage production trial included five nitrogen (N) 0, 56, 112, 168, and 224 kg N ha -1 (high input) and five annual clover (low input) treatments. Tolerance to imazapic was assessed with applications of four pre- and early post-emergent applications applied at 0.0, 0.35, 0.7, 0.105, and 0.14 kg ai ha -1. Results from both field trials combine to validate southeastern wildrye as a potential forage crop and continued research and development of agronomic traits in this species.



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