Recently an independent study was carried out by Oklahoma State University. Its purpose was to test the effectiveness of a polyester bagging method of self-pollination switchgrass, Panicum virgatum.
Our bags were tested in the field and in the greenhouse for self-pollination to look for genetic evidence of contamination by unintended pollen. The research showed that 95% of the seeds were self-pollinated. Those that were contaminated could be explained by either visible holes or the being blown off entirely.
The study found that PBS International pollination bags were the best solution for selfing in switchgrass breeding.
The research was carried out by Laxman Adhikari, Michael P. Anderson, Art Klatt and Yanqi Wu