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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Best Management Practices for Biomass Production in Oklahoma

Location: Rangeland and Pasture Research

2010 Annual Report

1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
1) Develop best management practices (BMPs) for sustainable large-scale establishment and production of feedstocks. 2) Enhance diversity, productivity, and resiliency through development of mixed species bioenergy production systems.

1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Field-scale research plots will be established at Woodward, OK, to evaluate best warm-season grass establishment method and nitrogen requirements. Monocultures as well as mixed-cultures of grasses will be studied with commercial and legume nitrogen management methods.

3.Progress Report

Field-scale plots of switchgrass and smaller scale plots of mixed plantings of warm-season grasses were established during the spring and summer of 2010. Periodic telephone and face-to-face conversations were conducted to monitor research progress. The cooperative agreement facilitated accomplishment of the planned goals.

Last Modified: 4/19/2015
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