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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Robert B. Mitchell (Rob)

Research Agronomist

Research Objectives

Develop perennial cool and warm season grasses and legumes and associated management practices for use in establishing or restoring grazed grasslands.

Develop perennial grasses, with emphasis on switchgrass, and associated management practices for use in biomass energy crop production systems.


Develop basic and applied information on the genetic and physiological mechanisms controlling grass herbage and biomass yield and quality that could be utilized to improve these traits via breeding and management research.

Last Modified: 10/10/2012
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