Release & Commercialization

Checking Out a Field

Once selections are made and large quantities of seed are produced, formal release of the species is conducted. Comprehensive data summaries are prepared and reviewed by all collaborating entities. Formal naming of the release is also completed during this phase. During this process, we request proposals for licensed production of each releases.  These licenses are negotiated with assistance of the Texas A&M System License of Technology Commercialization.  Licenses require certified seed production under Texas Department of Agriculture and ensure quality seed supplies are delivered to consumers.  These licenses also provide royalties to TNS that help offset the costs associated with maintaining seed supply of each release.

Following approval of the release by all collaborating entities, breeder seed of the release is distributed to licensees. Project personnel assist and consult with commercial growers to insure successful production of the release. Once adequate commercial quantities are available, they are offered for sale to the public by the commercial seed companies. TNS serves in a supporting role at this point, and provides consultation and assistance to the growers to insure their success, in addition to growing and suppling needed Breeder Seed supplies to expand production as desired by growers.


Current Licensed Seed Growers


  Plant Release Name Release Brochure Release Document
Texas Grama
Atascosa Germplasm Texas Grama .pdf .pdf
Ill Bundleflower
Balli Germplasm Prostrate Bundleflower .pdf .pdf
Catarina Bristlegrass Blend .pdf .pdf
Hairy Grama
Chaparral Germplasm Hairy Grama .pdf .pdf
  Dilley Germplasm Slender Grama .pdf .pdf
  Divot Tallow Weed Blend .pdf Unavailable
Red Lovegrass
Duval Germplasm Red Lovegrass .pdf .pdf
Big Sacaton
Falfurrias Germplasm Big Sacaton .pdf .pdf
  Fuego Germplasm Indian blanket .pdf .pdf

Goliad Germplasm Orange Zexmenia

.pdf .pdf
white tridens
Guadalupe Germplasm White tridens .pdf .pdf
  Hidalgo Germplasm Multiflowered False Rhodesgrass .pdf .pdf
deer pea
Hoverson Germplasm Deer pea vetch .pdf Unavailable
  Kinney Germplasm False Rhodesgrass .pdf .pdf
La Salle Germplasm Arizona Cottontop .pdf .pdf
Lavaca Germplasm Canada Wildrye .pdf .pdf
  Loma Germplasm purple threeawn .pdf .pdf
Hooded Windmillgrass
Mariah Germplasm Hooded Windmillgrass .pdf .pdf
Pink Pappusgrass
Maverick Germplasm Pink Pappusgrass .pdf .pdf
  Menard Germplasm Purple Threeawn .pdf .pdf
Sand Dropseed
Nueces Germplasm Sand Dropseed .pdf .pdf
Halls Panicum
Oso Germplasm Halls Panicum .pdf .pdf
Spike Lovegrass
Ramadero Germplasm Spike Lovegrass Unavailable .pdf
Prairie Acacia
Rio Grande Germplasm Prairie Acacia .pdf Unavailable
Sideoats Grama
South Texas Germplasm Sideoats Grama .pdf Unavailable
Silver Bluestem
Starr Germplasm Longspike Silver Bluestem .pdf .pdf
Little Bluestem
STN-176 Germplasm Little Bluestem Unavailable .pdf
Little Bluestem
STN-461 Germplasm Little Bluestem Unavailable .pdf
Redseed Plantain
STN-496 Germplasm Redseed Plantain Unavailable .pdf
Hookers Plantain
STN-561 Germplasm Hookers Plantain Unavailable .pdf
Awnless Bushsunflower
Venado Germplasm Awnless Bushsunflower .pdf .pdf
Whiplash Pappusgrass
Webb Germplasm Whiplash Pappusgrass .pdf .pdf
Shortspike Windmillgrass
Welder Germplasm Shortspike Windmillgrass .pdf .pdf
Zapata Germplasm Rio Grande Clammyweed .pdf .pdf