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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: REDESIGNING FORAGE GERMPLASM AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS FOR EFFICIENCY, PROFIT, AND SUSTAINABILITY OF DAIRY FARMS Title: Establishing and Managing Switchgrass

Authors
item Renz, Mark -
item Undersander, Dan -
item Casler, Michael

Submitted to: University of Wisconsin Extension Family Living Website
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: September 15, 2009
Publication Date: September 18, 2009
Repository URL: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/forage/pubs/switchgrass.pdf
Citation: Renz, M., Undersander, D., Casler, M.D. 2009. Establishing and Managing Switchgrass. University of Wisconsin Extension Family Living Website. Available: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/forage/pubs/switchgrass.pdf

Interpretive Summary: This fact sheet provides detailed instructions on how to establish and manage switchgrass for biomass production. It will be directly useful to farmers who want to establish and manage switchgrass for bioenergy production.

Technical Abstract: Care should be taken in selecting switchgrass varieties, using only those specifically adapted to the region of interest. Good establishment practices include using high quality seed, an appropriate seeding rate, a well-prepared seedbed, cultipacking after planting, and both pre- and post-emergence herbicides for weed control.

Last Modified: 9/3/2014
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