The Center for Native Grasslands Management (CNGM) was opened in 2006 by the University of Tennessee to provide the scientific background needed by producers and land managers to enable them to effectively establish and manage native grasslands. High priorities for research include forage production; biofuels production (and strategies for integrating them both); restoration of native grassland communities, particularly oak savannahs and woodlands; and wildlife conservation.
No information is valuable unless it is shared. The Centerís second major focus is to make information gained through research widely available throughout the eastern United States. We are working through Extension and partner organizations to share these results with producers, land management agencies, other researchers, and wildlife conservation organizations through publications, workshops, trainings, and field days. Please explore this website and feel free to contact us should you want to learn more.
Dealing with Drought
Summer has once again come. For suggestions on dealing with drought, please read this publication.
Save the Date
The 9th Eastern Native Grass Symposium will be held 7-9th October 2013 at Starkville, Mississippi. For more information, please check out the website and make plans to attend!
Switchgrass II to be held in Madison, Wisconsin September 10-12, 2013
This is the first formal announcement of the SWITCHGRASS conference to be held in Madison, Wisconsin USA in September 2013. The conference will focus on switchgrass as both a dominant species of the tallgrass prairie and savanna, as well as a bioenergy feedstock, but is also intended to include other species of the tallgrass prairie (e.g. Andropogon, Sorghastrum, etc.). Registration and call for papers will open sometime in early 2013. Please check out the website and make plans to attend!