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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


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Soil scientists Harry Pionke (left) and Ron Schnabel examine a switchgrass stand. Relatively small buffer areas not only can protect nearby streams from agricultural pollutants, but also provide habitat for ground-nesting birds and forage for beef cattle.

Photo by Scott Bauer.



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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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