Fiscal Year: 2013
1265 Texas A&M University-Kingsville (20743)
Principal Investigator: Smith, F.
Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 2,500,000
Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes
Start and End Dates: 2/19/13 <> 8/30/18
Restricted Research: YES
Academic Discipline: Agricultural Sciences
Department, Center, School, or Institute: Caesar Kelberg Wildlife Research Institute (CKWRI)
Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: TxDOT Native Plant Integration Program for South, Central & West Texas
Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity:
Texas Department of Transportation
Program Title: none
This research project will ultimately result in significant cost savings to TXDOT and result in improved vegetation establishment for erosion control throughout south, central, and west Texas. Initial research has provided 164 seeding specifications for south Texas with 18 new native seed varieties developed by the research team and are now available for TXDOT's use. This project expands upon the success of the initial project. The research component of this project is in seven phases: 1) Selection of species for collection; 2) seed collection; 3) seed processing and storage; 4) greenhouse and common garden evaluations; 5) seed increase and advanced evaluations; 6) field increase release, and commercialization; and 7) documentation and products. There will be monthly progress reports for each of the phases. Phases are done according to the approved schedules by TXDOT. The research for the native plant restoration is a collaborative effort between TAMUK, Sul Ross, Texas AgriLife Research - Stephenville, and Tarleton State. There will be specific fenced areas to keep humans and animals from each of the research sites.
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