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AG Report: New Safflower Varieties Developed at MSU

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Researchers at MSU continue to develop and discover new varieties of seeds with potential to influence the agriculture industry.

Most recently, researchers have produced two new varieties of spineless safflower, the spineless red variety and the spineless white variety.

Ron Larson with Montana Seed Growers Association says these new varieties have the potential to be used for cover crops with seed mix and food plots for livestock and wildlife grazing.

While one variety has potential for being drought tolerant and capable of withstanding harsh weather, the other is adapted for higher elevations.

The two varieties are available for licensing and the bid process is already underway.

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