Environmental sustainability of intercropping switchgrass in a loblolly pine forest

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  • Authors: Chescheir, George; Birgand, Francois; Youssef, Mohamed; Nettles, Jami; Amatya, Devendra
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 302 p.

Abstract

A multi-institutional watershed study has been conducted since 2010 to quantify the environmental sustainability of planting switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) between wide rows of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.). The hypothesized advantage of this intercropping system is the production of biofuel feedstock to provide additional revenue in forested lands and to utilize land areas that could not otherwise be used for food production.

  • Citation: Chescheir, George; Birgand, Francois; Youssef, Mohamed; Nettles, Jami; Amatya, Devendra 2016. Environmental sustainability of intercropping switchgrass in a loblolly pine forest. In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical  Report  SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 1 p.
  • Posted Date: April 6, 2016
  • Modified Date: June 29, 2016
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