Plantings of Rosa multiflora have been made to provide economical, stock-proof, living fences. The earliest such planting in Iowa was made in 1930. Because the demand exceeded the supply of plants, the State Conservation Commission in 1950 initiated a multiflora rose seed distribution program to help satisfy the demand. A checkup on success of the program showed that only 4.5% of the seed were successfully grown and transplanted. Nevertheless, 244.8 miles of rose hedges resulted from the program. Cost to the Commission was $8 per mile of established hedge.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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"Evaluation of the Multiflora Rose Seed Planting Program for Wildlife in Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 68(1), 288-289.
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