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The USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) maintains more than 200 Allium sativum (garlic) accessions at the Western Regional Plant Introduction Station in Pullman, WA. All accessions must be grown out in the field annually since garlic plants from these accessions do not reliably produce seeds and bulbs do not store well. Shoot tips excised from(More)
In conjunction with efforts to identify efficient insect pollinators for seed multiplication of cross-pollinated plant species stored and maintained by USDA-ARS Western Regional Plant Introduction Station (WRPIS), experiments were conducted to assess and compare the efficiency of the house fly, Musca domestica L. (Diptera: Muscidae), and Calliphora vicina(More)
Populations of wild Beta L. species exist as weeds in commercial sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L. subspecies vulgaris) fields in the Imperial Valley, California. Significant losses to sugar yield and quality result if these wild plants are not removed. In cases of extreme infestation, fields are abandoned without harvest. No selective chemicals are available to(More)
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