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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Simulating biomass/forage production of eastern gamagrass, switchgrass, and other warm season grasses
Year: 2000
Author(s): Kiniry, J. R,, Sanchez, H., Greenwade, J., Seidensticker, E., Bell, J. R., Pringle, F., Peacock, Jr., G., Rives, J.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 2nd Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 167-172
Original Publication:  
Abstract: A robust model capable of realistically simulating range productivity would be valuable for a variety of applications. It could be used to compare soil erosion rates for row cropping systems with different perennial forages. Such a model could help answer water quality questions downstream from such production systems. The model could be used to look at effects of adequate parameters for different grass species, the model could be used to compare productivity of communities composed of native grass species with productivity of improved pastures. Finally, such a model could be used to simulate changes in soil erosion and range productivity in response to overgrazing or invasion by woody species.
Publisher: Agricultural Research Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service, Beltsville, MD
Editor(s): J. R. Ritchie