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The following list of crop varieties includes only those that were planted with Foundation or Registered seed and the growers who have applied for certification. The certification process will be complete after the seed from approved fields have passed field inspection and all certification tests and standards. Final certification will depend on a satisfactory laboratory analysis of the conditioned and cleaned seed lot.

The growers listed will only accept tentative orders to be filled if the seed completes the certification process. The class of seed being produced is indicated in the appropriate column. A certification tag or bulk transfer certificate will designate completion of the process. Seed offered for sale without this documentation CANNOT be considered certified seed.

When purchasing seed, it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to inquire if the seed has completed the certification process prior to delivery. New Mexico State University Seed Certification does not assume any financial responsibility regarding seed listed, although every attempt has been made to insure the highest quality of seed. PLEASE REPORT ANY IRREGULARITIES.



PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION ACT (*PVP)

Some of the varieties listed in this directory are protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act and are also under Title V of that act. This act allows plant breeders, both public and private, to obtain a certificate from the USDA granting the plant breeder exclusive rights to the protected variety for reproducing and marketing the seed. Seed of these varieties are not allowed to be grown for the purpose of increasing seed for sale without proper authorization from the holder of the certificate. Anyone who violates these rights will be subject to prosecution.

Anyone planning to grow a crop variety, for the purpose of selling seed, should be sure the variety is not protected under the Plant Variety Protection Act. A complete listing of all protected varieties is available in the “Official Journal of the Plant Variety Protection Office.? You may receive a free copy by contacting the Plant Variety Protection Office, Science Division, AMS USDA, National Agricultural Library, Room 500, NAL Bldg., 10301 Baltimore Blvd., Beltsville, MD 20705, or call (301) 504-5518. Website: www.ams.usda.gov

LABELING PROTECTED

It is the responsibility of the person labeling and selling seed of a protected variety to state on the container that the variety is protected under the provisions of the plant Variety Protection Act.

PRIOR to the issuance of a Certificate of Protection by the PVP office, the label must state: Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited" U.S. Variety Protection Applied For. If the variety is to be sold by variety name only as a class of certified seed, then this additional statement should be included: Seed Of This Variety Is To Be Sold By Variety Name Only As A Class Of Certified Seed."?

AFTER a certificate has been issued, the label must then state: Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited - U.S. Protected Variety. If the variety is to be sold as a class of certified seed, then the same additional statement is needed: To Be Sold By Variety Name Only As A Class Of Certified Seed. The label must also include the number assigned to this variety by the Plant Variety Protection Office.

Sources of Seed for Sale

Barley

Schuyler: Schuyler is a six-rowed, awned variety with good winter hardiness. It has an extremely broad area of adaptation, having produced excellent yields in New York, Colorado, New Mexico, and USDA tests in 83 locations. It is a medium maturing variety with stiff straw. Schuyler is a high tillering variety whith short heads and is resistant to mildew and leaf scald. Test weight is sightly lower than most other varieties.

Certified seed is available at:
Kelly Green Seeds, Inc.
PO Box 916
Farwell, TX 79325
Phone: 806-481-3810

Chile Pepper

NuMex 6: NuMex 6 is a mid-tall variety and the branches start low on the plant. This characteristic is credited with the earliness of the green chili crop of this variety. It is a standard cultivar for New Mexico. The pod is large, smooth, and thick fleshed, averaging 6 to 8 inches long and about 2 inches wide. They are oblong, bluntly pointed and small based, with well-rounded smooth shoulders. The color is excellent as green and good as red. The thick walls tend to fade in adverse drying conditions. Pungency is mild.

Foundation and Registered seed are not available at this time.
Certified seed is available at:
Biad Chili LTD. Co. - Leasburg
2204-A Pepper Road
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-525-1101

NuMex 6-4: NuMex 6-4 is a mid-tall variety and the branches start low on the plant. This characteristic is credited with the earliness of the green chile crop of this variety. It is a standard cultivar for New Mexico. The pod is large, smooth, and thick fleshed, averaging 6 to 8 inches long and about 2 inches wide. They are oblong, bluntly pointed and small based, with well rounded smooth shoulders. The color is excellent as green and good as red. The thick walls tend to fade in adverse drying conditons. Pungency is mild.

Certified seed is available at:
Biad Chili LTD. Co. - Leasburg
2204-A Pepper Road
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-525-1101

NuMex Garnet: NuMex Garnet is a high yielding, high dry matter paprika chile. The ASTA values for NuMex Garnet have consistently been high when compared to those of Sonora, NuMex Conquistador, B-18, and NuMex Sweet. From replicated field trials at the NMSU Agricultural Science Centers, yields for NuMex Garnet were not significantly different, and dry matter values were higher than those of other commonly grown paprika varieties. NuMex Garnet exhibits a plant habit similar to B-18. The fruit wall thickness is thinner than Sonora, but not different than B-18 and NuMex Conquistador. Plant Variety Protected – Title V applied for.

Foundation seed is available at:
New Mexico State University Seed Certificaton
MSC 3CI - NMSU
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: 575-646-4125

For more information on chile pepper cultivars, visit:
www.chilepepperinstitute.org

Grass Varieties

Grass Cultivar Scientific Name Price/lb
Alkali muhly Westwater Muhlenbergia asperifolia $18.00
Alkali sacaton Salado Sporobolus airoides $10.00
Black grama Nogal Bouteloua eripoda $45.00
Blue grama Hachita Bouteloua gracilis $10.00
Blue grama Alama Bouteloua gracilis $10.00
Blue grama Lovington Bouteloua gracilis $12.00
Bottlebrush squirreltail Tusas Elymus elymoides $20.00
Cane bluestem Grant Bothriochloa barbinodis $25.00
Galleta Viva Hilaria jamesii $20.00
Indiangrass Llano Sorgastrum nutans $7.00
Little bluestem Pastura Schizachyrium scoparium $10.00
Indian ricegrass Paloma Oryzopsis hymenoides $12.00
Sand bluestem Elida Andropogon halli $10.00
Sideoats grama Niner Bouteloua curtipendula $7.00
Sideoats grama Vaughn Bouteloua curtipendula $7.00
Spike muhly El Vado Muhlenbergia wrightii $7.00
Tall wheatgrass Jose Elytrigia elongata $5.00
Tall wheatgrass Largo Elytrigia elongata $5.00
Forbs Cultivar Scientific Name Price/lb
Narrowleaf penstemon San Juan Penstemon angustifolius $50.00
Trees and Shrubs Cultiver Scientific Name Price/lb
New Mexico olive Jemez Foresteria pubescens $25.00
Skunkbush sumac Bighorn Rhus trilobata $40.00
Skunkbush sumac cuttings Autumn Amber Rhus trilobata $0.25 each

Foundation seed are available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Alkali muhly Westwater: Westwater is a native perennial, warm season, and sod grass growing up to 27 inches tall with open panicles and spikelets. The foliage is yellow-green and the flower is purple. This variety is found in association with riparian plant communities throughout the western and central United States. It is commonly found on damp, marshy, often alkaline soils, along irrigation ditches, and banks and streams and will provide erosion control, wildlife food and cover, restoration of distrubed sites and increasing plant diversity of riparian areas.



Alkali sacation

Salado: Salado is a large perennial, warm season, and tough bunchgrass growing up to 40 inches tall at maturity. Leaves are about 1/8 inch wide, elongate and flat. The panicle is nearly ½ to 2/3 as wide as it is long. This variety is more drought resistant than other alkali sacations tested. It is used in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado as highway re-vegetation, range improvement and forage production.

Foundation and Certified seed are available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Black grama

Nogal: Black grama grass is a long-lived, warm-season, low-growing stoloniferous range grass with above average ability to propagate by stolons under irrigation. It produces more seed than other varieties tested. Nogal is superior in stand establishment and forage production, both under dry-land and irrigation.

Foundation seed only is available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Blue Grama

Alma: Alma is similar to Hachita in forage production and crude protein but has shown better emergence. It may be used as a component in warm season mixtures for rangeland improvement, and low maintenance turf when properly managed. A warm season grass, it does not tolerate dense shad, flooding, high water tables or acid soils. It becomes dormant in the fall and greens up in mid-spring.

Foundation seed is available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Hachita: Hachita is a native, warm season, perennial sod bunchgrass. It is low growing with the fine basal leaves reaching 20-25 inches in length and is grayish green in color. Seeds are borne in two comb-like purplish spikes on each stalk, which might reach 4 feet in length. Hachita has out performed other blue gramas in production, drought tolerance and ease of establishment under drought conditions. Hachita is equal to Lovington in seed production.

Foundation seed is available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Tusas: Bottlebrush squirreltail is described as a cool season short-lived native perennial bunchgrass. The climax status on Bottlebrush Squirreltail is enigmatic. It is most often characterized as an early serial species, however, it may exist as a dominant grass in climax communities. Tusas germplasm obtains a height of approximately 15-20 inches. Tusas germplasm greens up in mid to late February when ‘Paloma’ Ricegrass is still dormant. It flowers in April and is ready for harvest by late June.

New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Cane bluestem

Grant: Grant germplasm Cane bluestem is a coarse warm-season bunch grass. It is a large robust grass with foliage well distributed along the stem. Blades are 2-7 cm broad and 25-30 cm or more long. Plants may be 1.5 – 2 m tall, depending upon environmental conditions. Flowering is from June to July.

Foundation seed is available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St.
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Viva: Viva is native, warm season rhizomatous perennial grass. Culms 25-60 cm tall. Its tough woody root stocks are its most sure means of reproduction and fortify it against trampling and heavy grazing, and increases its effectiveness as a soil binder. This species is very drought resistant and maintains itself very well on arid ranges with less than 7 inches of rainfall annually.

Foundation seed available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Indian ricegrass

Paloma: Paloma is a densely tufted perennial bunchgrass with upright stem. Its natural method of propagation is by seed. Leaves and stem are dark green while growing and cures to a light straw color when mature. The area of distribution is from 2,000 to 10,000 feet in elevation over most of the Western United States. It is found mostly in semi-desert areas and in sandy to gravelly soil.

Foundation is available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Vaughn: Vaughn is a warm-season, slightly spreading bunch grass with erect type leaves. Good seedling vigor, easily established. It is more drought tolerant than El Reno, Uvalde or Tucson. It is a good seed producer – 5-year average, 165# P.L.S. to the acre.

Foundation is available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Tall Wheatgrass

Jose: Jose was released jointly by New Mexico Agriculture Experiment Station and the SCS/USDA. It is a perennial, long-lived, cool-season grass. It is a very uniform green medium-tall bunchgrass, and is more palatable than other tall wheatgrass varieties.

Foundation seed is available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Largo: Largo was developed from a collection made by Westover-Enlow expedition to the U.S.S.R. and Turkey at Banderma in 1934. The selection was increased and used as a production number at the SCS Albuquerque Nursery.

Foundation is available at:
New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340


Native Plant Varieties

Purple prairie clover

Kaneb: Kaneb is a perennial legume that has one or more stems which grow up to about 2 ½ feet from a short, vertical rootstock and it has a stout taproot that branches near the surface. The flowers are rose-purple and they open from the base to the tip of the flower head. Flowering occurs from June to July. This variety is a native legume found growing on prairies, plains, and hills with soils that range in texture from clay loams to associated with tall and mid-growing plants including sand bluestem, prairie sandreed, sideoats grama hairy grama, tough gayfeather, black Samson, dotted gay feather, and slimflower scurfpea. Kaneb can be used for roadside, rest areas, gardens, parks and recreation areas, and re-establishing prairies.

San Juan: Some of the uses of the San Juan Germplasm narrow leaf penstemon are as a soil stabilizer, wildlife cover, restoration of disturbed sites, increasing plant diversity of rangelands and as a low water use plant in the beautification of urban and rural landscapes. The area of adaptation ranges from western Kansas to southern Utah and south to New Mexico and Arizona. It is a drought resistant plant and suffers stand reduction when it receives too much water.



New Mexico Plant Materials Center
1036 Miller St. SW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-7340

Onions

NuMex Arthur: NuMex Arthur is an intermediate-day, low-pungency, yellow onion that matures from July 23 to August 1 when spring seeded at Las Cruces, NM. It is recommended to seed from February 1 to 10 to allow for maturity in late July. It has pink root resistance and produces excellent yields. Bulbs are nearly round, firm, large and very mild. NuMex Arthur is the only low pungency onion in its maturity class recommended for spring seeding to provide ‘sweet’ onions in late July. Foundation seed will be authorized by New Mexico Crop Improvement Association. Plant Variety Protected – Title V Royalty assessments collected through New Mexico Crop Improvement Association.

NuMex Camino: NuMex Camino is a short-day, round globe onion that matures from May 9 to May 15 when fall seeded in Las Cruces, NM. Suggested planting dates at Las Cruces are September 15 to 20. NuMex Camino matures earlier from fall seeding than other cultivars. It has excellent bolting resistance and oil tolerate early seeding dates. NuMex Camino exhibits pink root resistance comparable to later maturing varieties. It has a marketable bulb yield, an average bulb size, and a percentage of single centered bulbs that is comparable to later maturing yellow varieties. NuMex Camino produces round globe bulbs that possess good firmness and multiple light bronze dry out scale layers. Plant Variety Protected – Title V applied for. Royalty assessments collected through New Mexico Crop Improvement Association. Lockhart Seeds, Inc. has exclusive rights to NuMex Camino and seed can be purchased only from them.

NuMex Chaco: NuMex Chaco is a short-day, grano-type onion that matures from May 20 to May 30 when fall seeded in Las Cruces, NM. Suggested planting dates at Las Cruces are September 20 to October 1. NuMex Chaco has excellent yield, firmness, pink root resistance, high percentage of single centered bulbs, round to slightly top shape, good scale quality, and early maturity, similar to NuMex Mesa. NuMex Chaco produces a higher percentage of single centered bulbs than any other cultivar in its maturity class. NuMex Chaco is recommended for fall-seeding to provide a harvest of highly single centered bulbs for ring processing or fresh market during late May. Plant Variety Protected – Title V Royalty assessments collected through New Mexico Crop Improvement Association. Lockhart Seeds, Inc. has exclusive rights to NuMex Chaco and seed can be purchased only from them.

NuMex Crimson: NuMex Crimson is a short-day, flat globe onion that matures from May 24 to May 29 when fall seeded in Las Cruces, NM. Suggested planting dates at Las Cruces are September 15 to October 1. NuMex Crimson has excellent external and internal red scale color, excellent bolting resistance, high percentage of single centered bulbs, a flat globe shape, and a higher bulb yield than other red cultivars. Plant Variety Protected – Title V Royalty assessments collected through New Mexico Crop Improvement Association. Lockhart Seeds, Inc. has exclusive rights to NuMex Crimson and seed can be purchased only from them.

Foundation Not Available

Registered Seed available at:
Lockhart Seeds, Inc.
3 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205v Phone: 209-466-4401

NuMex Freedom: NuMex Freedom is a low pungency, short to intermediate-day, yellow grano type onion that matures from June 25 to July 1 when fall seeded or spring transplanted in Las Cruces, NM. Suggested planting date at Las Cruces is October 1. NuMex Freedom also can be spring seeded for July 8-10 maturity, but the bulb size is smaller than from fall seeding. NuMex Freedom has excellent yield, pink root resistance, and bolting resistance. From fall seeding, NuMex Freedom matures about 3 weeks later than NuMex Starlite and NuMex Dulce. NuMex Freedom is the only low pungency onion in its maturity class that can be fall seeded to produce high yields of sweet onions for marketing from late June to mid-July. Plant Variety Protected – Title V Royalty assessments collected through New Mexico Crop Improvement Association.

Seed not available

NuMex Snowball: NuMex Snowball is a late maturing, intermediate-day, round onion that matures from July 25 to August 5 when spring seeded in Las Cruces, NM. The suggested planting dates at Las Cruces are January 15 to March 1. NuMex Snowball has excellent yield, excellent white bulb color, excellent firmness, a moderate percentage of single centered bulbs, large bulbs, and a round shape. Plant Variety Protected – Title V Royalty assessments collected through New Mexico Crop Improvement Association. Lockhart Seeds, Inc. has exclusive rights to NuMex Snowball and seed can be purchased only from them.

Foundation Not Available

NuMex Sweetpak: NuMex Sweetpak is a short-day, grano-type onion that matures from May 25 to May 30 when fall seeded in Las Cruces, NM. Suggested planting dates at Las Cruces are October 1 to October 10. NuMex Sweetpak is a variety similar to NuMex Sunlite. Bulbs have lower pungency than NuMex Sunlite. NuMex Sweetpak is recommended for fall seeding to provide a supply of low pungency (sweet) onions during late May. Plant Variety Protected – Title V Royalty assessments collected through New Mexico Crop Improvement Association.

Foundation seed is not available

NOTE: For more information about onion cultivars at New Mexico State University visit http://onion.nmsu.edu

Peanuts

Valenica A: Valencia A plants are of typical Valencia type, up to 30 inches in height, semi-erect with intermediate branching maturing in about 115 to 130 days. Pods are longer, with over 75% having 2 to 4 kernels per pod. The shell is thinner and the constrictions and beak are pronounced.

Registered,Certified and Foundation seed is available at:

Portales Select Peanut Co.
6A NM Hwy 467
Portales, NM 88130
Phone 505-359-1334

Sunland, Inc.
PO Box 1059
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575-356-6638

Valencia C: Valencia C was developed and released by the NMAES. This variety has about the same percentage of 3 to 4 kernel pods as Valencia A. However, the seeds are larger and shell a larger percentage. They have an attractive red skin color. In test, the Valencia C variety was the highest yielding. In disease resistance, this variety is very similar to the other varieties being grown. Quality of the kernels and roasting time are very similar for all three varieties grown.

Registered and Certified seed is available at:
Portales Select Peanut Co.
6A NM Hwy 467
Portales, NM 88130
Phone 505-359-1334

Sunland, Inc.
PO Box 1059
Portales, NM 88130
Phone: 575-356-6638

H&W Valencia 101: Typical Valencia growth habit with erect branches and medium large leaf canopy equal or slightly smaller than Valencia A. Plant height is similar to Valencia A. The seed coat is red and seed is slightly angular and somewhat larger than Valencia A. Pods have moderately heavy shells with three or more kernels. Peg length is sorter than Valencia A. Maturity is approximately 11 days earlier than Valencia A. Plant Variety Protection Certificate No 9700337.

Registered and Certified seed is available at:
Portales Select Peanut Co.
6A NM Hwy 467
Portales, NM 88130
Phone 575-359-1334

H&W Valencia 102: Similar to Valencia 101, but about one day earlier in maturity. Plant Variety Protection Certificate No 9700336.

Registered and Certified seed is available at:
Portales Select Peanut Co.
6A NM Hwy 467
Portales, NM 88130
Phone 575-359-1334

Wheat

Lockett: Semidwarf hard red winter wheat. Plant Variety Protected - Title v. Royalty assessments collected through Texas A&M Development Station.

No Foundation Seed available
Registered is available at:
Roswell Seed Co.
PO Box 725
Roswell, NM 88202
Phone: 575-622-7701

Pawnee Butte Seeds

Website: www.pawneebuttesseed.com

e-mail: info@pawneebuttesseed.com

Ph: 970-356-7002 / 1-800-782-5947

Fax: 970-356-7263

Address: P.O. Box 100 / 605 25th St.

Greeley, CO 80632

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