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Information Brochures and Flyers

New Jersey Plant Materials Center Conservation Plant Releases and Suppliers (PDF; 251 KB) Snell, S. and C. Miller 2019. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. 2019. 7p. (ID# 13540).

Bare-root Avalon Saltmeadow Cordgrass Planting Guide (PDF; 63 KB) Miller, C. 2010. Cape May PMC. Cape May Court House. 2p. (ID# 9910).

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Plant Fact Sheets

Agastache scrophulariifolia Fact Sheet (PDF; 101 KB) Sheahan, C. 2012. Cape May, NJ. 07/2012. 2p. (ID# 11315).

Euthamia graminifolia Fact Sheet (PDF; 112 KB) Sheahan, C. 2012. Cape May, NJ. 07/2012. 2p. (ID# 11317).

Hypericum perforatum Fact Sheet (PDF; 165 KB) Sheahan, C. 2012. Cape May, NJ. 07/2012. 2p. (ID# 11319).

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Fact Sheet (PDF; 206 KB) Sheahan, C. 2012. Cape May, NJ. 07/2012. 2p. (ID# 11321).

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Newsletters

Developing Climate Change Resilience in Conservation Plants Christopher Miller 2018. Rutgers Climate Institute. New Brunswick, NJ. October 2017. (ID# 13267).

Coastal Bluff Erosion in the Atlantic Coastal Plain-How are Shoreline Property Owners Coping with Bluff Erosion Jay Tanski, Polly Weigand, and Christopher Miller 2017. Suffolk County , NY Soil and Water Conservation Distrcit. Riverhead, New York. (ID# 13268).

Plant Matters Digest, Summer 2015 (PDF; 2 MB) Northeast Regional Plant Materials Staff 2015. NE Regional PMC Staff. Beltsville, MD. Issue 2, Summer 2015. 7p. (ID# 12658).

Plant Matters Digest, Winter 2016 (PDF; 6.3 MB) Northeast Regional Plant Materials Staff 2015. Northeast Regional PMP Staff. Beltsville, MD. Issue 3, Winter 2016. 7p. (ID# 12605).

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Plant Guides

Prairie Cordgrass (Spartina pectinata ex Link) Plant Guide (PDF; 417 KB) Jensen, N.K., S. Snell, S.E. Clark 2021. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. 2021. 5p. (ID# 13830).

Coastal Panicgrass (Panicum amarum Elliot var. amarulum) Plant Guide (PDF; 298 KB) Snell, S. 2020. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. 2020. 7p. (ID# 13719).

Northern bayberry (Morella pensylvanica) Plant Guide (PDF; 663 KB) Snell, S. 2019. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. 2019. 9p. (ID# 13479).

Beach plum (Prunus maritima) Plant Guide (PDF; 951 KB) Snell, S. 2018. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. 2018. 8p. (ID# 13391).

Virginia saltmarsh mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica) Plant Guide (PDF; 489 KB) Snell, S. 2018. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. 2018. 6p. (ID# 13345).

Amelanchier canadensis Plant Guide (PDF; 133 KB) Sheahan, C. 2015. Cape May, NJ. September, 2015. 3p. (ID# 12709).

Chamaecrista nictitans Plant Guide (PDF; 141 KB) Sheahan, C 2015. Cape May, NJ. Cape May, NJ. 2015. 3p. (ID# 12762).

Magnolia grandiflora Plant Guide (PDF; 141 KB) Sheahan, C. 2015. Cape May, NJ. September 2015. 5p. (ID# 12710).

Magnolia virginiana Plant Guide (PDF; 145 KB) Sheahan, C. 2015. Cape May, NJ. September 2015. 4p. (ID# 12708).

Panicum miliaceum Plant Guide (PDF; 169 KB) Sheahan, C. 2015. Cape May, NJ. 02/2015. 3p. (ID# 12501).

Canavalia ensiformis Plant Guide (PDF; 245 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. Jan 2014. 4p. (ID# 12113).

Echinochloa esculenta Plant Guide (PDF; 155 KB) Sheahan, C 2014. Cape May, NJ. 2014. 3p. (ID# 12353).

Pennisetum glaucum Plant Guide (PDF; 186 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. 2014. 4p. (ID# 12354).

Sesamum orientale (PDF; 191 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, 2014. 2014. 3p. (ID# 12356).

Sesbania herbacea Plant Guide (PDF; 195 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. Feb 2014. 4p. (ID# 12115).

Setaria italica (PDF; 146 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. 2014. 4p. (ID# 12355).

Solidago sempervirens Plant Guide (PDF; 244 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 4p. (ID# 12128).

Urochloa ramosa Plant Guide (PDF; 167 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. August, 2014. 3p. (ID# 12320).

Cajanus cajan Plant Guide (PDF; 506 KB) Sheahan, C. 2013. Cape May Courthouse, NJ. February 2013. 4p. (ID# 11705).

Crotalaria juncea Plant Guide (PDF; 199 KB) Sheahan, C. 2013. Cape May Courthouse, NJ. February 2013. 4p. (ID# 11706).

Lablab purpureus Plant Guide (PDF; 306 KB) Sheahan, C. 2013. Cape May Courthouse, NJ. February 2013. 3p. (ID# 11707).

Vigna unguiculata Plant Guide (PDF; 88 KB) Sheahan, C. 2013. Cape May, NJ. 2013. 3p. (ID# 11930).

Agastache scrophulariifolia Plant Guide (PDF; 89 KB) Sheahan, C. 2012. Cape May, New Jersey. 07/2012. 3p. (ID# 11314).

Euthamia graminifolia Plant Guide (PDF; 115 KB) Sheahan, C. 2012. Cape May, NJ. 07/2012. 3p. (ID# 11316).

Hypericum perforatum Plant Guide (PDF; 163 KB) Sheahan, C. 2012. Cape May, NJ. 07/2012. 4p. (ID# 11318).

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Plant Guide (PDF; 141 KB) Sheahan, C. 2012. Cape May, NJ. 07/2012. 2p. (ID# 11320).

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Poster

Advancing the Science of Coastal Ecosystem Restoration (PDF; 3MB) Snell, S. and C. Miller 2021. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. December 2021. 1p. (ID# 13861).

Revegetation success of native species following chemical treatment of invasive common reed (Phragmites australis) (PDF; 1 MB) Snell, S. 2020. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ 08210. September 2020. 1p. (ID# 13720).

Developing Coastal Grassland Technologies_ENGS (PDF; 2.5 MB) Michael Yacovelli, Christopher Miller 2018. Cape May PMC. Cape May Court House, NJ. September 2018. 1p. (ID# 13393).

The Cape May PMC-Developing Plant Technologies for Coastal Ecosystem Restoration (PDF; 5.7 MB) Christopher F. Miller 2017. Cape May PMC. Cape May Court House, NJ. 1p. (ID# 13207).

Developing Plant Technologies for a Changing Climate (PDF; 1.6 MB) Miller, C. 2011. Cape May Court House, NJ. 1p. (ID# 10630).

Genetic Variation of Spartina alterniflora in the New York Metropoloitan Area and it's Relevance for Marsh Restoration (PDF; 827 KB) Novy, A., P. Smouse, J. Hartman, L. Struwe, J. Honig, C. Miller, and S. Bonos 2011. BSA Economic Botany Section, Botanical Society of America. 1p. (ID# 10631).

Equipment Settings for Cleaning Seed of Spike Grass (PDF; 156 KB) Skaradek, W.B. and N. Murray 2007. Eastern Native Grass Conference. Harrisburg PA. 10/10/06. 1p. (ID# 7009).

Considerations for Large Scale Collection of Smooth Cordgrass (PDF; 150 KB) Skaradek, W.B. 2006. Interagency Publication. Cape May Court House NJ. 10/10/06. 1p. (ID# 7007).

Genetic Diversity of Switchgrass Populations in the Northeast United States (PDF; 212 KB) Bonos, S.A., C. Miller, and W. Skaradek 2006. Proceedings of the 5th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. Harrisburg PA. 10/'10/06. 1p. (ID# 7006).

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Major Publications

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium-Dune Manual Wootton, L., Miller, J., Miller, C., Peek, M., Williams, A. and Rowe, P. 2017. New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. Sandy Hook, New Jersey. 2016. 76p. (ID# 12972).

A Guide to: Conservation Plantings on Critical Areas for the Northeast (PDF; 6.6 MB) Salon, P. and C. Miller 2012. USDA-NRCS Big Flats Plant Materials Center. Chicago, Illinois. September, 2012. 148p. (ID# 11417).

Vegetating with Native Grasses in Northeastern North America (PDF; 13.7 MB) Salon, P., J.Dickerson, D. Burgdorf, T. Bush, C. Miller, B. Wark, R. Maher, and B. Poole 2011. Update and online version of "Vegetating with Native Grasses in the Northeast.". 2011. 135p. (ID# 10321).

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PM Annual Progress Report of Activities

Cape May Plant Materials Center 2021 Annual Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 956 KB) Snell, S. 2022. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. January 2022. 7p. (ID# 13884).

Cape May Plant Materials Center 2020 Annual Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 1.2 MB) Snell, S. 2021. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House NJ. January 2021. 9p. (ID# 13738).

Cape May Plant Materials Center 2019 Annual Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 673 KB) Snell, S. 2020. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. January 2020. 6p. (ID# 13541).

Cape May Plant Materials Center 2018 Annual Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 1.75 MB) Snell, S. 2019. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. January 2019. 5p. (ID# 13423).

Cape May Plant Materials Center 2017 Annual Progress Report of Activities (PDF; 1 MB) Snell, S. 2018. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. January 2018. 5p. (ID# 13269).

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Release Brochures

Release Brochure for Atlantic Coastal Panicgrass (PDF; 348 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12119).

Release Brochure for Avalon Saltmeadow Cordgrass (PDF; 126 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12127).

Release Brochure for Cape American Beachgrass (PDF; 140 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12116).

Release Brochure for Carthage Switchgrass (PDF; 200 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12120).

Release Brochure for Coastal Indiangrass (PDF; 142 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12130).

Release Brochure for Dune Crest Coastal Little Bluestem (PDF; 205 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12124).

Release Brochure for High Tide Switchgrass (PDF; 145 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12121).

Release Brochure for Monarch Seaside Goldenrod (PDF; 237 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12132).

Release Brochure for Ocean View Beach Plum (PDF; 357 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12123).

Release Brochure for Suther Big Bluestem (PDF; 251 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12117).

Release Brochure for Suther Indiangrass (PDF; 142 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12131).

Release Brochure for Suther Little Bluestem (PDF; 136 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12126).

Release Brochure for Timber Switchgrass (PDF; 285 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12122).

Release Brochure for Wildwood Bayberry (PDF; 152 KB) Sheahan, C. 2014. Cape May, NJ. February 2014. 2p. (ID# 12118).

Southampton Germplasm prairie cordgrass (PDF; 184 KB) Snell, S. 2013. Cape May PMC. Cape May Court House, NJ. 2p. (ID# 11917).

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Refereed Journal Articles

The Evolving Understanding of Grassland Restoration Seeding Protocols (PDF; 427 KB) Miller, C. 2013. Ecological Restoration. Madison, WI. June 2013, Vol.31:127-129. 3p. (ID# 11915).

Genetic Diversity of Twelve Switchgrass Populations Using Molecular and Morphological Markers (PDF; 211 KB) Cortese, L., J. Honig, C. Miller, and S.A. Bonos 2010. Bioenergy Research Journal. 10p. (ID# 9712).

Genetic Variation of Spartina alterniflora in the NY Metropolitan Area-Relevance for Marsh Restoration (PDF; 208 KB) Novy, A., P.E. Smouse, J.M. Hartman, L. Struwe, J. Honig, C. Miller, M. Alvarez, and S. Bonos 2010. Wetlands (2010). 30:603-608. 6p. (ID# 9905).

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Release Notices

Notice of Release of Southampton Germplasm Prairie Cordgrass (PDF; 187 KB) Snell, S. 2013. Cape May Plant Materials Center Staff. Cape May Court House, NJ. 2013. 9p. (ID# 11919).

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Final Study Report

Revegetative success of native species following chemical and mechanical treatment of invasive European common reed (Phragmites australis ssp. australis) (PDF; 622 KB) Snell, S. 2019. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May, NJ. 2019. 12p. (ID# 13506).

Monarch Germplasm seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) direct seeding trials (PDF; 141 KB) Snell, S. 2018. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May, NJ. 2018. 8p. (ID# 13392).

Interplanting of Native Legume Amberique-Bean (Strophostyles hevola) with Beachgrass (Ammophila breviligulata) in Hoop House Study to Increase Diversity and Improve Resilience in Coastal Dune Plantings along the Mid-Atlantic Coast (PDF; 125 KB) Sheahan, C 2016. Cape May, NJ. 2014. 6p. (ID# 12844).

Late Season Fall-Seeded Cover Crop Observation Study (PDF; 129 KB) Sheahan, C 2016. Cape May, NJ. 2015. 7p. (ID# 12843).

Efficacy of Organic Weed Control Methods (PDF; 496 KB) Snell, S. 2015. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. 8p. (ID# 12842).

Millet Adaptation Trial in Coastal Plain Sandy Loam Following Fall-Seeded Cover Crops in Southern NJ (PDF; 790 KB) Sheahan, C. 2015. Cape May, NJ. 11/25/2015. 9p. (ID# 12763).

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Published Symposium Proceedings

Cape May Point State Park-A Case Study for Improving the Maritime Forest (PDF; 32 KB) Miller, C. and M. Pelligrine 2012. New Jersey Sea Grant. July 2009. 4p. (ID# 11007).

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Technical Notes

Technical Note 3: Selection and Use of Native Warm-Season Grasses For The Mid-Atlantic Region (PDF; 592 KB) Ugiansky, R.J., J.M. Englert, and C. Miller 2008. USDA, NRCS, National Plant Materials Center. Beltsville, MD. Technical Note 3, September 2008. 8p. (ID# 8100).

Persistence, Spread, and Pollinator Value of Commonly Recommended Pollinator Plant Species on the Coastal Plains of the Mid-Atlantic Region - Cape May Plant Materials Center Technical Note No. 3 (PDF; 217 KB) Snell, S. 2021. USDA-NRCS Cape May Plant Materials Center. Cape May Court House, NJ. NJ State Technical Note No. 3. 5p. (ID# 13829).

Selection and Use of Native Warm-Season Grass Varieties for the Mid-Atlantic Region (PDF; 3.2 MB) Belt, S., Miller, C 2021. MD pmc and NJ pmc revision/update of original 2008 publication. Beltsville. September 2021. 12p. (ID# 13820).

National Plant Materials Technical Note 6: Selecting, Planting, and Managing Grasses for Vegetative Barriers (PDF; 800 KB) NRCS Plant Materials Program 2021. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Washington, DC. July 2021. 12p. (ID# 13722).

Agricultural Carbon Sequestration in the Eastern Coastal Plain (PDF; 576 KB) Sheahan, C 2016. Cape May, NJ. 2016. 28p. (ID# 12840).

Comparison of Five Millet Species for Conservation Use in the United States (PDF; 545 KB) Sheahan, C 2016. Cape May, NJ. 2016. 10p. (ID# 12841).

Managing Soil Compaction: Some Considerations (PDF; 253 KB) Sheahan, C. 2015. Cape May, NJ. August, 2015. 9p. (ID# 12652).

National Plant Materials Technical Note 1: Plant species with rooting ability from live hardwood materials for use in soil bioengineering techniques (PDF; 58 KB) Burgdorf, D.W., C. Miller, S. Wright, C.E. Morganti, D. Darris, G. Sakamoto, and the Rose Lake PMC 2007. USDA NRCS Plant Materials Program. Washington, DC. January 2007. 8p. (ID# 7364).

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