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Environmental sustainability of intercropping switchgrass in a loblolly pine forest

Author(s):

George Chescheir
Francois Birgand
Mohamed Youssef
Jami Nettles

Year:

2016

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 302 p.

Description

A multi-institutional watershed study has been conducted since 2010 to quantify the environmental sustainability of planting switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) between wide rows of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). The hypothesized advantage of this intercropping system is the production of biofuel feedstock to provide additional revenue in forested lands and to utilize land areas that could not otherwise be used for food production.

Citation

Chescheir, George; Birgand, Francois; Youssef, Mohamed; Nettles, Jami; Amatya, Devendra. 2016. Environmental sustainability of intercropping switchgrass in a loblolly pine forest. In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical  Report  SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 1 p.

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