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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Production and nutrient uptake by native warm-season grasses
Year: 2000
Author(s): Staver, K. W.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 2nd Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 314-317
Original Publication:  
Abstract: Warm season grasses are being widely promoted in Maryland through the Conservation Reserve Program to enhance wildlife habitat and reduce nonpoint source pollution from agriculture. Switchgrass rooting depth can exceed 3 m, and nitrogen (N) isotope studies have indicated its ability to transport N into aboveground tissue from below a depth of 1.2 m. This suggests that these grasses may be useful in riparian settings for attenuating subsurface nitrate loads from up-gradient source areas.
Publisher: Agricultural Research Service and Natural Resource Conservation Service, Beltsville, MD
Editor(s): J. R. Ritchie