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Soil organic matter fractions in loblolly pine forests of Coastal North Carolina managed for bioenergy productionAuthor(s): Kevan J. Minick; Brian D. Strahm; Thomas R. Fox; Eric B. Surce; Zakiya H. Leggett
Source: In Proceedings of the 17th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e–Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–203. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. . p.
Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionDependence on foreign oil continues to increase, and concern over rising atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases has intensified research into sustainable biofuel production. Intercropping switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) between planted rows of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) offers an opportunity to utilize inter-row space that typically contains herbaceous and weedy competition for the production of a biomass feedstock.
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CitationMinick, Kevan J.; Strahm, Brian D.; Fox, Thomas R.; Surce, Eric B.; Leggett, Zakiya H. 2015. Soil organic matter fractions in loblolly pine forests of Coastal North Carolina managed for bioenergy production. In Proceedings of the 17th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e–Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–203. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 3 p.
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