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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Management Strategies for Meeting Agronomic, Environmental, and Societal Crop Production Demands

Location: Agroecosystem Management Research

Title: Landscape variation in soil properties and potential impacts on biofuel cropping systems

item Paff, Kirsten -
item Jin, Virginia
item Schmer, Marty

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 6, 2012
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Goals: •Compare perennial grass systems v. a continuous corn (Zea mays) system in terms of soil inputs, soil property changes and yield •Potential benefits of perennials: can be grown on marginal crop land, potentially lower input levels, potentially higher biomass yield, and potentially increased soil carbon storage as compared to annual cropping systems

Last Modified: 10/31/2014